Cathay Pacific door trainers pass the test


April 25, 2016 – Aviation training simulator provider, EDM, has announced that the three door trainers the company has manufactured for Cathay Pacific Airways have passed their Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) this month.

Comprising a B777 door trainer, A330 door trainer and B747 Freighter main deck door trainer, the equipment has been designed and manufactured at EDM’s facility in Manchester, UK. Once installed at Cathay Pacific’s crew training facility at Hong Kong International Airport, the equipment will enable the airline’s cabin crew to be comprehensively trained in the operation of these aircraft door types, including procedures for normal, abnormal and emergency situations.

Above: Teams from Cathay Pacific and EDM in front of the B777 and A330 door trainers that passed their Factory Acceptance Tests

The Factory Acceptance Tests were granted following a rigorous two-day inspection and testing process carried out by Cathay’s safety training and simulator engineering specialists from Hong Kong.

The door trainers form part of a contract for cabin crew training equipment awarded to EDM by Cathay Pacific last year, which also includes a B777 cabin emergency evacuation trainer, an A330 cabin emergency evacuation trainer, a B747 Freighter upper deck crew service door trainer and a real fire trainer.


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