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Etihad Airways awards US$14 million contract to Spatial Composites Solutions

News International-French

26 Sep 2014

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has awarded a US$14 million contract to Spatial Composite Solutions, the UAE-based manufacturer of crew training equipment for the global civil aviation and aerospace industries.

Under the contract, Spatial will design and manufacture a total of 14 cabin crew training devices, including Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner models, to the latest Etihad Airways specifications and install these at the new Etihad Innovation Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.

The company will also build a series of door and cabin trainers that cater to Etihad Airways’ growing fleet of Airbus A320, Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft, and will conduct an extensive refurbishment program on all existing cabin crew training equipment at the state-of-the-art Etihad Training Academy, located next to the airline’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

The devices are currently being manufactured under licence from Boeing and Airbus at Spatial’s facility in RAKIA Free Zone in Ras Al Khaimah, and initial handovers have already commenced.

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