Dubai firm wins Virgin America contract
Dubai, January 5, 2011
Dubai-based Spatial Composite Solutions said it has been awarded a contract to design, build and install an Airbus A320 cabin service trainer at Virgin America’s headquarters in California.
Spatial, a key manufacturer of crew training devices for civil aviation industry, said the cabin service trainer is a 1:1 scale replica of an actual Airbus A320 fuselage and features an enhanced cabin layout complete with galleys, seats, overhead stowage bins, operational PSU’s and an over wing exit.
The device will provide Virgin America with a realistic environment in which to train cabin crew on all aspects of premium cabin service procedures. It will be located at the company’s training facility in their Burlingame HQ close to San Francisco Airport.
“We are obviously delighted to have an opportunity to supply Virgin America with the A320 installation at their new training facility in San Francisco,” said Joseph McKeever, CEO of Spatial.
“Virgin has made its mark by offering outstanding guest service and beautifully designed cabins with a host of high-tech amenities and entertainment systems. It is certainly not lacking in innovation and the level of sophistication planned for their new training centre underscores the company’s commitment to excellence in just about everything it does,” he added.
Frances Fiorillo, SVP – People & In-Flight Services at Virgin America, said the company is known for its award-winning guest service, and "we are committed to investing in high quality training facilities for our teammates."
"We are delighted to partner with Spatial Composite Solutions in developing our A320 Cabin Service Trainer which will provide our growing team with the best environment in which to hone their service skills."
"Our training programs remain unique in the industry and the new facility will allow us to create an even more robust program," he added-TradeArabia News Service