Shadow Cabinet Minister, Lucy Powell, visits EDM

29 September 2015


Manchester, UK. EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, welcomed Shadow Secretary for Education, Lucy Powell, to its headquarters last week.

The MP for Manchester Central was shown a selection of EDM’s civil aviation training equipment such as Door Trainers and Cabin Service Trainers for clients including Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines. Ms Powell also saw demonstrations of a selection of the company’s training equipment for the defence market such as a Crew Escape and Safety Systems Trainer and Ejection Seat Trainer as well as enjoying a test flight in a military Pilot Training Simulator.

EDM has enjoyed rapid growth over the past 12 months, with an on-going expansion of its workforce to meet the demands of a number of major new contracts with clients including Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and All Nippon Airways. The company expects 90% of its turnover to be generated from exports this year.

“As our local MP it was fantastic to welcome Lucy to EDM and demonstrate some of the state-of-the-art training simulators we’re manufacturing for clients all over the world,” said Mick Bonney, Sales and Business Development Director of EDM. “We continue to thrive in the civil aviation and defence markets having secured major contracts this year and we’re looking forward to our planned factory expansion and further recruitment to our workforce.”

About EDM

EDM is a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation, defence and rail industries. Combining the highest engineering standards with leading-edge technologies, EDM provides organisations with a broad range of products including door trainers, cabin service trainers, cabin emergency evacuation trainers, procedure trainers, maintenance trainers and mock-ups. Operating 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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