PICTURE: Superjet International’s evacuation trainer is put through its paces

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A Sukhoi Superjet 100 evacuation trainer will be ready for use in the instruction of flight and cabin crew at SuperJet International's training centre in Tessera-Venice by the end of July.

The Alenia Aeronautica/Sukhoi joint venture offers flight and maintenance training for the Russian 100-seater twinjet. The cabin training device, built by Electronic Design and Modelling, is undergoing acceptance testing at the company's Manchester facility.

As well as being able to simulate anomalies such as a door jam or slide inflation failure, the trainer incorporates smoke and fire generators and is installed on a tilting platform support to reproduce cabin angles for emergency evacuation after a landing gear collapse.

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