GAA inks $2.2m simulators deal
Manama, November 15, 2011
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) has awarded a $2.2 million contract to Dubai-based Spatial Composite Solutions to design, build and install Airbus A320 and EMB190 cabin emergency evacuation trainers in Bahrain.
GAA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company.
Under the contract, Spatial will build scale replicas of actual Airbus A320 and EMB190 fuselage sections, which are designed to create a realistic cabin environment to train cabin crew on all aspects of emergency evacuation procedures.
These trainers incorporate flight deck, fully operational doors and evacuation slides.
Spatial, a manufacturer of crew training devices, said two simulators, which are currently under construction in its Dubai facility, will be operational at GAA's training facility in Bahrain by July 2012.
Built to the highest engineering standards utilising fire retardant composites, the devices feature smoke and fire simulation, decompression and sound effects.
Operation systems simulate emergency scenarios in both the passenger cabin and flight deck and can be manually activated for on-the-spot emergency scenarios or pre-programmed on a touch-screen computer.
'We are delighted to partner with Spatial Composites in developing our A320 and EMB190 trainers which will ensure that our cabin crew are trained to the highest industry standards,' said GAA chief executive Tim Shattock.
'We look forward to receiving our new simulators in July of next year,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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