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 of 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 proficient operation of these aircraft door types including procedures for normal, abnormal and emergency situations.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 major contract for cabin crew training equipment awarded to EDM by Cathay Pacific last year. The rest of the equipment which is currently being manufactured comprises of a B777 cabin emergency evacuation trainer, A330 cabin emergency evacuation trainer, B747 freighter upper deck crew service door trainer and a real fire trainer.