German ATO Receives New Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer

23rd Oct 2022
  • One training device – two options: New Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) for the 777-9 and 787-9 models for LAT’s largest location Frankfurt
  • Transport weighing tons from Dubai to Frankfurt via ship across the Rhine River

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) has received an addition to its fleet: A new Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) for emergency training on board the Boeing 777-9 and 787-9 aircraft models is getting its new home at the Frankfurt site. Spatial, a company based in Ras Al Khaimah / UAE, delivered the 22-ton and 18-meter-long training device to Frankfurt am Main in mid-April 2022. Via ship it went from the United Arab Emirates to the Main metropolis.

“Even though we had to wait a little longer for this new CEET due to the pandemic,” says Matthias Spohr, Managing Director of Lufthansa Aviation Training, “we are now all the more pleased to be able to offer our customers state-of-the-art and forward-looking training for the B 777 and B 787 aircraft types with immediate effect.”

The Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer is one of the most advanced of its kind. The CEET is equipped with an audiovisual system that provides a very realistic view out the windows. In addition, the new training device can trigger a virtual emergency slide, allowing for realistic training.

“Doors of the 777-9 model were installed in the front part of the training device, while the doors of a Boeing 787 were installed in the rear area. This division allows separate training sessions for both aircraft types to take place at the same time,” says Rainer Finette, Process Manager General Training Devices at Lufthansa Aviation Training.

Only the seating of the Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer is exclusively based on the 777 model. Unlike the 787, this aircraft type has four seats in the center section.

Originally, the training device was to be delivered to Lufthansa Aviation Training as early as 2020. However, the Corona pandemic and the brought-forward fleet introduction of the economical and environmentally friendly 787-9 model, the so-called Dreamliner, in the Lufthansa Group led to a delay, as the preconfigured CEET for 777-9 was adapted to a “combination training solution” for B 777-9 and 787-9. Crews have already been able to complete emergency training for the 787-9 model at the Frankfurt site since October 2021. A door trainer, a pilot incapacitation training device and a life raft are available to customers for this purpose.

Source: Lufthansa Aviation Training
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