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Oman Air awards $2.6m contract to Spatial Composites for Cabin Trainers

  • Friday, 5th March 2010
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Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has awarded a US $2.6M contract to Spatial Composite Solutions, the Dubai-based manufacturer of crew training equipment for two new Cabin Crew Safety Trainers.

Under the contract, Spatial will design and build A330-300 and B737 NG Emergency Evacuation Trainers and these will be installed at Oman Air’s new Aviation Crew Training facility at Muscat International Airport. Delivery is scheduled for October 2010.

Mr. Peter Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air said, “The quality of Oman Air’s service reflects the world famous hospitality for which The Sultanate of Oman is renowned. At Oman Air we invest in high quality training facilities for our crew and we are delighted to partner with Spatial Composite Solutions in developing the latest Cabin Evacuation Trainers. These devices are equipped with the latest crew training technology and will provide our growing team of cabin staff with the best environment in which to hone their safety training skills. We look forward to receiving our new trainers including the flagship A330-300 later this year.”

“We are greatly encouraged by the confidence Oman Air has vested in Spatial,” said Joe McKeever, Spatial Composite’s Chief Executive Officer. “It has always been such a pleasure to visit Oman. It’s a special place and to have the opportunity to execute a project as prestigious as this one with Oman’s national airline is a challenge that we will embrace with great enthusiasm!”

Emergency Evacuation Trainers

Designed to create a realistic cabin environment for safety training procedures Emergency Evacuation Trainers (CEETs) are custom made to replicate Oman Airs A330 and B737 cabin layout incorporating flight deck, fully operational doors and evacuation slides. Built to the highest engineering standards utilising fire retardant composite build technology, these devices are equipped with smoke and fire simulation, decompression and sound effects. Operation systems simulate emergency scenarios in both the passenger cabin and flight deck and can either be manually activated for on the spot emergency scenarios or pre-programmed on a touch screen computer.

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