FLIGHTSAFETY International (FSI) has installed its first business-aircraft cabin trainer at its Atlanta, Georgia, training centre. The device, built by FSI's Simulation Systems division, is being used for corporate flight-attendant training.

The 12m-long cabin and door/hatch trainer represents a Gulfstream business jet, but is being used to provide generic corporate-aircraft passenger-service, cabin-management and emergency-evacuation training. A low-light television system allows training exercises to be reviewed.

FSI believes that the development of long-range, large-cabin, business jets, such as the Gulfstream V, will increase the need for flight-attendant training.

Business Express pilots are the first to participate in a crew-resource-management (CRM) programme developed by FSI specifically for regional airlines. CRM has been included in Saab 340 recurrent training at FSI's LaGuardia, New York, centre.

Source: Flight International