6 November 2014
EDM Ltd has been selected by Jet2 to work on the refurbishment, repair and upgrade of the airline’s existing B757 door trainer, B737 door trainer and CEET.
The programme of works includes the general repair and upgrade of the airline’s current B757-200 door trainer comprising the installation of a new bulkhead, attendant seats and flooring; a 3D mock-up of the forward attendant panel (FAP); installation of a new control system, power supply and emergency stop system.
A new control system and power supply will be fitted on the B737-300 door trainer which is currently installed within the airline’s CEET. EDM will manufacture and install a simulated infra-red fire scenario system within the CEET, along with a fixed Instructor Operating Station. The operational fire scenarios will be located in the overhead locker, oven, toilet and flight deck whilst operational heat effects will be positioned in the overhead locker and toilet door.
EDM will also perform an upgrade on the B737-800 over wing exit by installing a new steel box section platform with levelling feet, new flooring, and Jet2 livery to the exterior. All programme of works will be implemented and tested in accordance with Boeing aircraft recommended forces.
Mick Bonney, EDM’s Director – Sales and Business Development said:
“EDM will apply its world-class engineering and manufacturing expertise to extend the life of Jet2’s existing cabin crew training devices and ensure that they can continue to be valuable training assets and stand up to the rigorous demands of the cabin crew training environment.”
Work on the programme is due to commence this month and delivery is expected at the carrier’s training centre at Leeds Bradford Airport next year.
Mick Bonney adds:
“EDM’s broad capability and expertise means that we provide our airline customers with options – from designing and manufacturing new cabin crew training devices to helping our customers identify how they can future-proof existing equipment through our bespoke modification and upgrade service.”
The company has a long-standing pedigree of supplying cabin crew training devices to the world’s leading airlines and customers include American Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Air China, Philippine Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines amongst many more.
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