The Embraer 170 Door Trainer EDM manufactured for S7 Airlines has passed its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT).

The FAT was granted following two days of rigorous inspection and testing carried out by a senior team of S7 Airlines’ cabin crew training instructors and simulator engineers.

Designed and built at EDM’s Manchester, UK facility, the E170 Door Trainer will enable S7 Airlines’ cabin crew to be comprehensively trained in the operation of this aircraft door type under all normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.

Features of the Door Trainer include door arming and disarming, external door operation, emergency operation, emergency lights, door status indicators and a part-functional flight attendant panel (FAP). Integrated door malfunctions include handle and door block, power assist failure and slide deployment failure.

S7 Airlines’ training instructors will be able to operate the door via an easy-to-use touchscreen Instructor Operator Station (IOS) that simulates all the faults and malfunctions that may be encountered by the cabin crew under actual operational conditions.

The E170 Door Trainer will be installed at the Russian carrier’s crew training centre in Moscow this month, where it will be positioned at operational height and fitted with a real slide to allow crew to be fully trained in slide safety and emergency procedures.