EDM has completed a critical design review (CDR) with Cathay Pacific, clearing the way for the project to enter into the manufacturing phase, the company said.
EDM announced a major contract from Cathay Pacific in September last year to provide the airline with a full range of cabin crew training equipment. The team from Cathay Pacific visited EDM in Manchester last month and conducted a detailed technical review of the project to ensure that the simulators are ready to proceed into manufacture and that agreed performance requirements will be met within the set timescales and costs.
The simulators will be specifically designed and manufactured by EDM to enable the instructor team of the Hong Kong based airline to provide the highest standard of training to their crews in the handling of emergency situations and provision of cabin services to passengers. Once finished, the training equipment will be shipped and installed at Cathay Pacific´s Training Centre in Cathay City at Hong Kong International Airport.
EDM provides 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 organsiations with Procedure Trainers, Maintenance Trainers, Ejection Seats, Simulators and Full Size Replicas.