20 March 2014
Following an international tender, Ethiopian Airlines has appointed EDM to design, manufacture and install a comprehensive range of cabin crew training equipment comprising of:
Tony Bermingham, EDM’s Managing Director said:
“We are delighted to have been selected by Ethiopian Airlines to supply their new training equipment for a range of aircraft types and it presents a great opportunity for EDM to demonstrate its wide capability and product range. Ethiopian is our first aviation customer based in Africa and we are delighted to have been selected by the fastest growing airline in that region.”
Work on the programme has already started and is expected to run for 18 months. Following this, EDM will install the training devices at Ethiopian’s training centre at Bola International Airport, Addis Ababa.
Tony Bermingham adds:
“This will be our first A350 Door Trainer project – EDM has an excellent track-record for developing and delivering training devices for new aircraft types and we are looking forward to applying our world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities to this exciting new project.”
EDM was one of the first companies worldwide to develop a simulated door trainer for the B787; becoming a lead supplier for ‘Dreamliner’ cabin training equipment. The company can supply simulators and training devices to fully replicate all aircraft types.