EDM wins new business from Turkish Airlines

3 November 2014

EDM Ltd has been appointed by Turkish Airlines to design, manufacture and install a simulated B737NG Door Trainer comprising of a main exit door trainer and an over wing exit door trainer. EDM was selected by the airline following an international tender lasting several months.

Turkish Airlines is to receive delivery of its floor mounted B737NG training device at its Flight Training Centre in Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport next year. The equipment will incorporate all of the usual features which have come to be associated with EDM’s world-class door trainers and will include the following equipments:

  • Main exit door
  • Over wing exit
  • Simulated interiors, partitions and obstructions
  • Flight attendant seats with harnesses
  • Passenger compartments including overhead stowage bins and two rows of triple passenger seats
  • Partially functional forward attendant panel (FAP)
  • Instructor console
  • PLC control system
  • Digital sound system
  • Simulated force/feel system when opening doors
  • Electric or Pneumatic power unit
  • Maintenance diagnostic facility

Tony Bermingham, EDM’s Managing Director said:

“EDM is pleased to grow our worldwide customer base and welcome Turkish Airlines as a new customer. As the leading provider of cabin crew training equipment, our B737NG training device will provide Turkish Airlines with a high-quality, robust and cost-effective training solution which will enable them  to perfect operational safety and efficiency.”

EDM’s door trainers are designed to meet EU-OPS and associated standards; they have a modular design for ease of delivery and installation worldwide; they are manufactured using robust steel, aluminium and composite materials and can achieve 20,000 door opening cycles per annum.

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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