KLM has announced exciting plans for a new building within its cabin crew training centre at Schipol Aiport in Amsterdam, with the installation of two new cabin trainers on the cards. It is hoped the the new building will be in place by 2018 when the two new cabin trainers that are currently out to tender can then be located in this building. An order will shortly be made for two new cabin emergency evacuation trainers; a Boeing 737 static trainer and a Boeing 777 trainer on a motion platform. The existing cabin training centre will remain and will house the extensive range of door and girt trainers that the airline currently uses, giving more space for training. Keep an eye on future issues of Cabin Safety Update to discover who wins the bid to manufacture the two new trainers.
Cabin Safety Update Editor, Sarah-Jane Prew will be presenting at the IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017 in Doha, Qatar in May. The presentation will outline the current position regarding Human Trafficking internationally and will outline the necessity of developing Human Trafficking Behavioural Indicator Awareness Training for airline crew.