Cabin crew training is as vital for the reputation and safety of an airline as pilot training - and the right equipment is equally essential.

Spatial Composite Solutions the Dubai based manufacturer of crew training devices for the civil aviation industry, is making its debut at Asian Aerospace and will be showing airlines why its cabin trainers are proving popular with leading airlines.

"The devices are constructed entirely from durable composite components affixed to an aluminium super structure," says chief executive Joe McKeever.

"These are similar in many ways to the assembly techniques used in the manufacture of actual aircraft. We use actual aircraft cabin interior components as a start point and from these we manufacture perfect 1:1 scale replicas which are in turn strengthened and reinforced before installation. No MDF or other timber products find their way into the build, as the end user expects the finished product to endure the rigors of day to day training over a 10 to 15 year period."

Spatial worked with Emirates to design, build and install a total of 12 cabin service trainers including the upper and lower deck of the Airbus A380. "A typical lead time for an A320 or a 737 device would be eight to nine months," McKeever says.

Spatial has its production facility at Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE where it is currently completing an A330 and a Boeing 737 cabin trainer for Oman Air. The company also built a special A320 cabin trainer for the Etihad training centre in Abu Dhabi and recently won the contract to produce a trainer for Virgin America.

"We met a Japanese airline who suggested we come to this show," McKeever says, "We are looking forward to meeting the airlines and showing them how their training can be made more effective."

Source: Flight Daily News