EDM’s Airbus A330 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) for China Southern Airlines has passed its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT).

The CEET will be installed on a hydraulic motion platform at China Southern Airlines’ crew training facility in Guangzhou, China, later this year.

Built at EDM’s facility in the UK, the CEET was custom-made to the client’s exact specification and includes replica galleys, lavatories, attendant seats and associated control panels.

It will enable cabin crew to be fully trained in Safety and Emergency Procedures (SEP) including door and exit operation, evacuation procedures, pilot incapacitation, fire-fighting, cabin systems familiarisation and passenger management.

Fully controlled by a touch screen Instructor Operator Station (IOS), and CEET will also be fitted with EDM’s audio-visual system, SEPTRE, which provides pre-programmed emergency scenarios such as aborted take-off, engine fire, gear collapse, ditching, turbulence and decompression.

China Southern Airlines contracted EDM to provide the A330 CEET in May 2016 alongside an Airbus A320 Door Trainer.