Spatial, the world’s leading provider of cabin crew training simulators, is to manufacture a hybrid A320/A330 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) for Azul.
Manufactured at Spatial’s 50,000 square feet facility in Dubai, the CEET will be specifically designed to provide a highly realistic training environment for the Brazilian airline’s cabin crew. The state-of-the-art simulator will enable crew to become proficient in vital Safety and Emergency Procedures (SEPs) of the A320 aircraft type including door operation, evacuation, fire and smoke training, cabin communications and aircraft systems familiarisation, secure cockpit procedures and emergency equipment usage.
The CEET will be fitted with a fully functional galley, cabin lighting, passenger seating, replica lavatories, overhead stowage and attendant seats so that the simulator can also be used for passenger service and management training. The CEET will be fitted with an A330 door that will enable crew to train in the safe operation of this door type under a variety of normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.
Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Azul has been Brazil’s fastest growing airline since it commenced operations in 2008 and was named best airline in Latin America by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice in 2018.
Marc Van den Broucque, Managing Director at Spatial, said, “Azul is a truly fantastic airline famous for its service, safety and punctuality and we look forward to delivering their hybrid A320/A330 CEET. South America is an important and growing region for us as we continue our international expansion and realise our own goals of building the best-in-class crew training simulators available globally.”
Nalim Carlini, Training and Development Manager at Azul, said, “We are very excited about the arrival of our Cabin Trainer. We will use it for the initial training of new Flight Attendants as well as for recurrent training and it will help us to perfectly simulate both routine situations and prepare our crew for eventual emergencies. All this in an equipment that will keep our group extremely engaged.”