EDM has been selected by China Southern Airlines to provide two new cabin crew training simulators.

The order comprises of an A330 cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET) and A320 door trainer (DT). Mounted on a hydraulic motion platform, the CEET will provide a highly realistic training environment for China Southern's cabin crew covering key safety procedures such as door operation, evacuation, fire and smoke training, cabin communications and aircraft systems familiarisation. The CEET will also be fitted with SEPTRE, EDM's audio-visual system that takes cabin crew training to even higher standards through the provision of pre-programmed emergency scenarios including aborted take-off, engine fire, gear collapse, ditching and decompression.

Key features of the door trainer include a double attendant seat, door window visual system, functional Flight Attendant Panel (FAP) and touch screen Instructor Operator Station (IOS).

Once completed at EDM's headquarters in the UK, the equipment will be shipped and installed at China Southern's cabin crew training centre in Guangzhou, China.