25 March 2020
Manchester, UK. EDM, the leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defense sectors, announced today that it has completed a project for Air Baltic’s A220 Extended Door Trainer, which has been fully installed at their training facility in Riga, Latvia.
EDM was tasked by airBaltic to develop their new A220 Extended Door Trainer in response to the airline acquiring their new Airbus A220 fleet. This simulator will enable the airline to train their cabin crew and certify them to the new aircraft type. The Extended Door Trainer is fitted with key features to help simulate a number of scenarios that helps practice everyday functionality, but also for emergency situations.
EDM is the leading manufacturer of the Airbus A220 Door Trainer in the world and has already delivered more A220 Door trainers than any of our competitors combined. As with all our products, EDM manufactures high-fidelity simulators that are robust and are of utmost quality to help serve our clients reliably.
EDM’s A220 Extended Door Trainer for airBaltic has been manufactured to host a variety of features which have been tailored to suit their requirements and desired functionality.
Some of the functionality provided with this trainer include:
• Door familiarisation procedures
• Securing the cabin for flight
• Internal and external operation of the door
• Carry out and practice evacuation procedures
• Experience the force and movement of the door and use of door assist handles
•Operation of the gust lock
•Operation of the Mode Select lever – Arm/Disarm procedures
• Operation of slide inflation procedure
• Experience and the recognition of Door Malfunctions during operation
• Flight attendant’s seats use and operation
• Communications, sounds and alarms operation and recognition
• Auto-close Overwing Exit
• Virtual Slide Trainer Integration
• Simulated Flight Deck Door with Access Keypad
• Dummy R1 cross-check door
Seen above is EDM’s Virtual Slide Trainer which was integrated to airBaltic’s A220 Extended Door Trainer (externally to the L1 door) to help simulate various slide deployment scenarios. The animation is automatically triggered when the Door opens in armed/emergency mode, or when the manual slide inflation handle is pulled.
Our team successfully concluded the installation of airBaltic’s A220 Extended Door Trainer with its Site Acceptance Test (SAT) in March 2020 in Riga, Latvia.
Comments from airBaltic on EDM’s new Extended Door Trainer and overall project experience:
“Overall the EDM product is very good, it has high quality and controls correspond to the forces of the real aircraft. Instructor station and other features are much better if compared to other Door trainers that we were using before. We would definitely recommend EDM as the first choice for other customers.”Reinis Lapiņš
Crew Training Manager
Air Baltic Corporation
Our team would like to thank airBaltic for this giving us this opportunity to work with them on this project and trust their new Door Trainer best enables their team to become accustomed to their A220 fleet.
For more information about Air Baltic visit: https://www.airbaltictraining.com/
For more information about EDM visit: www.edmgroupltd.com
EDM is a leading global provider of 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 organisations with Procedure Trainers, Maintenance Trainers, Ejection Seats, Simulators and Full Size Replicas. Serving organisations 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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