China Southern invests in cabin crew trainers


May 6, 2016 – Training simulator provider, EDM, has been selected by China Southern Airlines to provide two new cabin crew training simulators. The order comprises an A330 cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET) and A320 door trainer (DT).

Mounted on a hydraulic motion platform, the CEET will be used to create a realistic training environment for key safety procedures such as door operation, evacuation, fire and smoke training, cabin communications and aircraft systems familiarization. The CEET will also be fitted with SEPTRE, an audio-visual system that provides pre-programmed emergency scenarios including aborted take-off, engine fire, gear collapse, ditching and decompression.

The A320 DT and A330 CEET will enable China Southern’s cabin crew to be trained in the safe and proficient use of the door and aircraft cabin systems under normal, abnormal and emergency operation. Key features of the DT include a double attendant seat, door window visual system, functional flight attendant panel and touch screen instructor operator station. Once completed at EDM’s headquarters in the UK, the equipment will be shipped to and installed at China Southern’s cabin crew training center in Guangzhou, China.

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