19 January 2009
A Manchester-based company which makes training and simulation equipment for the aerospace industry has won two contracts with Chinese Airlines worth over £400,000.
EDM ltd, based in Newton Heath, employs more than 100 and has a turnover of approximately £10 million. It has received orders to supply Chine Southern and Xiamen Airlines with cabin crew training equipment flight simulators to train crew on for the new Boeing 787 and B737-800 aircraft.
The simulators are exact reproductions of the actual aircraft and are used to ensure flight crews are trained and certified in the aircraft’s normal and emergency procedures and with the complex equipment used on the aeroplanes before embarking on commercial flights, the company said:
“The company will be sharing its story with other firms hoping to win work in China at a workshop organised by UK Trade & Investment North West, China Britain Business Council and HSBC on Wednesday. The Think China, Act Regional event will take place at HSBC’s Hardman Square offices in Manchester’s Spinningfields development.”