Dubai Air Show

A380 Training Device From The UAE

 - November 18, 2013, 10:50 AM

Being displayed here at the Dubai airshow is the first A380 door training device to be manufactured outside Europe. Constructed from advanced composites with carbon fiber reinforcement, the door trainer was built by Spatial Composite Solutions (Stand 2612) at its factory in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. It was manufactured under license from Airbus.

“We believe the A380 door trainer to be one of the most sophisticated Airbus training devices in the world, which was built in its entirety at our manufacturing facility here in the Emirates,” said Spatial CEO Joseph McKeever. “Downloading the design data from Airbus was a seamless operation, very straightforward and simple to control.”

Advanced features of the door include visual simulation of fire, smoke and water hazards. Trainers are provided with an instructor’s operating station (IOS) that allows them to operate the system via a touch-screen computer or a portable tablet device.

Spatial Composite Solutions manufactures advanced crew training equipment for the civil aviation industry, including full-scale replicas of Airbus and Boeing interiors for realistic cabin crew inflight safety and service training. The company boasts advanced 3-D design and engineering capabilities, with a five-axis CNC manufacturing capability that allows parts to be manufactured to aerospace tolerances. Among the company’s customers are Air Arabia, CAE, Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai and Virgin America.