EDM has won an order from China Eastern Airlines to manufacture two B787 door trainers.
EDM will design and manufacture booth door trainers at its Manchester facility in the UK before shipping and installing them at the airline's cabin crew training centre in Shanghai, China. The equipment will be specifically used to train cabin crew in the safe operation of the exit door of the B787 Dreamliner under a variety of normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.
EDM is also supplying its virtual slide trainer (VST) for each door trainer which provides convenient, virtual slide deployment training for emergency evacuation procedures. The VST incorporates high definition projectors to display animated computer generated images (CGIs) of various slide deployment scenarios that include full and part-inflation of the slide.