Designed and built at EDM’s facility in Manchester in the UK, the A320 Door Trainer will enable China Southern Airlines’ cabin crew to be fully trained in the proficient operation of this aircraft door type under all normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.
The Door Trainer comprises of a fully functional main door and attendant seats as well as features including a door mode selector, integrated door training malfunctions, gust lock, manual slide inflation handle, door assist handles, simulated audio sounds and exit lighting. Business class seats, overhead lockers and a Passenger Service Unit (PSU) are located in the extended area of the Door Trainer. The simulator is controlled via an intuitive, easy to use Instructor Operator Station.
The Factory Acceptance Test certificate was granted following two days of rigorous inspection and testing carried out by EDM and witnessed by a senior technical and cabin crew instructor team from China Southern Airlines. The A320 Door Trainer will be shipped and installed at the airline’s training centre in Guangzhou early in 2017. EDM is also manufacturing an A330 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) with a motion system for the airline.