Ethiopian Airlines' new aviation academy has been fitted out with a range of EDM's cabin crew training simulators.

The $100m state-of-the-art Aviation Academy was officially opened at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa earlier this year. Widely regarded as Africa's finest airline training facility, the Academy will enable 4000 aviation students to be trained annually.

Housed within the facility is the comprehensive range of cabin crew training simulators designed, manufactured and installed by EDM. They comprise a B737/B757 cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET) on an electric motion system; a B787/B777 cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET); an Extended B767 door trainer; an Extended Q400 door trainer; and an A350 door trainer.

The simulators will enable cabin crew to be fully trained in cabin service as well as emergency and evacuation safety procedures. EDM was selected by Ethiopian Airlines to supply its crew training simulators after an international tender in 2014. EDM also provided support to Ethiopian Airlines regarding the design and specification of the new Aviation Academy.