China Southern Airlines selects EDM to provide cabin crew training simulators

4 May 2016


Manchester, UK. EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, announced today that it has been selected by China Southern Airlines to provide two new cabin crew training simulators.

The order comprises of an A330 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) and A320 Door Trainer (DT). Mounted on a hydraulic motion platform, the CEET will provide a highly realistic training environment for China Southern’s cabin crew covering key safety procedures such as door operation, evacuation, fire and smoke training, cabin communications and aircraft systems familiarisation. The CEET will also be fitted with SEPTRE, EDM’s market-leading audio-visual system that takes cabin crew training to even higher standards through the provision of pre-programmed emergency scenarios including aborted take-off, engine fire, gear collapse, ditching and decompression.

The A320 DT and A330 CEET will enable China Southern’s cabin crew to be effectively trained in the safe and proficient use of the door and aircraft cabin systems under normal, abnormal and emergency operation. Key features of the DT include a double attendant seat, door window visual system, functional Flight Attendant Panel (FAP) and touch screen Instructor Operator Station (IOS). Once completed at EDM’s headquarters in the UK, the equipment will be shipped and installed at China Southern’s cabin crew training centre in Guangzhou, China.

EDM is the world’s leading manufacturer of cabin crew training simulators and enjoys a market leading position in China.

“China Southern is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines and it’s an honour to be supplying them with best-of-breed equipment to support their first rate cabin crew training programme,” said Tony Bermingham, Managing Director of EDM. “China is a key region for us and we remain committed to growing our business in this rapidly expanding and exciting market.”

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About EDM

EDM is a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation, defence, rail and other industries. Combining the highest engineering standards with leading-edge technologies, EDM provides airlines with Door Trainers, Cabin Service Trainers, Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers and Full Size Mockups and defence organisations with Procedure Trainers, Maintenance Trainers, Ejection Seats, Simulators and Full Size Replicas. Serving organisations worldwide from its UK headquarters, EDM is committed to delivering exceptional quality and value to its clients to help them enhance safety and operational efficiency.

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