August 30, 2017 – KLM has contracted EDM to manufacture B777 and B737 cabin emergency evacuation trainers (CEETs), with custom features that will enable the airline to train its cabin cabin crew in all safety and emergency procedures (SEPs) for both aircraft types, including fire and smoke training, door and exit operation, secure cockpit procedures and emergency equipment usage.
The B737 CEET will be static, while the B777 CEET is claimed to be the world’s first wide-body training simulator to be operated on a three-axis electric motion system, which is intended to add further realism to training scenarios. Both CEETs will be fitted with SEPTRE, an audio-visual system that creates pre-programmed emergency scenarios such as aborted take-off, engine fire, gear collapse, ditching and decompression. Forward-facing visuals in the cockpit windows synched to SEPTRE add further realism.
Each CEET will be fitted with a galley, passenger seats, cabin lighting, overhead storage compartments and cabin communications system to enable them to also be used for passenger service and management training. Once completed, the two CEETs will be shipped and installed at KLM’s new training facility in Amsterdam, due to be opened at Schiphol Airport in 2018.