Following an international tender, Ethiopian Airlines has appointed EDM Ltd. to design, manufacture and install a comprehensive range of cabin crew training equipment comprising of narrowbody cabin emergency evacuation trainer on an electric motion system; widebody cabin emergency evacuation trainer; extended B767 door trainer; extended Q400 door trainer; and A350 door trainer.

"This will be our first A350 door trainer project," Tony Bermingham, EDM’s managing director said. "EDM has an excellent track record for developing and delivering training devices for new aircraft types and we are looking forward to applying our world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities to this exciting new project."

Work on the programme has already started and is expected to run for 18 months. Following this, EDM will install the training device at Ethiopian's training centre at Bola International Airport, Addis Ababa.