EDM has completed a project for airBaltic’s A220 Extended Door Trainer, which has been fully installed at their training facility in Riga, Latvia.

EDM was tasked by airBaltic to develop their new A220 door trainer in response to the airline acquiring their new Airbus A220 fleet. This simulator will enable the airline to train their cabin crew and certify them to the new aircraft type. The extended door trainer is fitted with key features to help simulate a number of scenarios that helps practice everyday functionality, but also for emergency situations.

Some of the functionality provided with this trainer include door familiarisation procedures; internal and external operation of the door; operation of the gust lock, carry out and practice evacuation procedures; experience and the recognition of door malfunctions during operation; flight attendant’s seats use and operation; and virtual slide trainer integration.

EDM’s virtual slide trainer has been integrated in this device and will heop simulate various slide deployment scenarios. The animation is automatically triggered when the door opens in armed/emergency mode, or when the manual slide inflation handle is pulled.