EDM has completed a successful Critical Design Review (CDR) with Cathay Pacific clearing the way for the project to enter into the manufacturing phase.

EDM announced a major contract from Cathay Pacific in September last year to provide the airline with a full range of cabin crew training equipment. The team from Cathay Pacific visited EDM in Manchester last month and conducted a detailed technical review of the project to ensure that the simulators are ready to proceed into manufacture and that agreed performance requirements will be met within the set timescales and costs.

The simulators will be specifically designed and manufactured by EDM to enable the instructor team of the Hong King based airline to provide the highest standard of training to their crews in the handling of emergency situations and provision of cabin services to passengers. Once finished, the training equipment will be shipped and installed at Cathay Pacific's Training Centre in Cathay City at Hong Kong International Airport.

The full order of cabin crew training equipment comprises B777 cabin emergency evacuation trainer; A330 cabin emergency evacuation trainer; B777 door trainer; A330 door trainer; B747 Freighter upper deck crew service door trainer; B747 Freighter main deck door trainer; and real fire trainer.