EDM Door Trainers for Cathay Pacific pass Factory Acceptance Tests

19 April 2016

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Manchester, UK. EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, announced today that the three Door Trainers the company has manufactured for Cathay Pacific Airways have passed their Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) this month.

Comprising of a B777 Door Trainer, A330 Door Trainer and B747 Freighter Main Deck Door Trainer, the equipment has been designed and manufactured at EDM’s facility in Manchester, UK. Once installed at Cathay Pacific’s crew training facility at Hong Kong International Airport, the equipment will enable the airline’s cabin crew to be comprehensively trained in the proficient operation of these aircraft door types including procedures for normal, abnormal and emergency situations.

The Factory Acceptance Tests were granted following a rigorous two day inspection and testing process carried out by Cathay Pacific’s safety training and simulator engineering specialists from Hong Kong.

“It was great to see the new equipment passing all the Factory Acceptance Tests prior to being delivered to our training facility in Hong Kong,” said Dave Lomax, Ground Training Manager of Cathay Pacific. “The team at EDM have done a fantastic job in producing quality training devices that will help Cathay Pacific Airways maintain its safety training standards at the highest levels for many years to come.”

The Door Trainers form part of a major contract for cabin crew training equipment awarded to EDM by Cathay Pacific last year. The rest of the equipment which is currently being manufactured comprises of a:

  • B777 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer
  • A330 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer
  • B747 Freighter Upper Deck Crew Service Door Trainer
  • Real Fire Trainer

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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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