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CALC’s Universal Asset Management launches cabin door trainers manufactured from disassembled Airbus A320

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Fri, 01/07/2022 - 09:19

These one-of-a-kind trainers that UAM has manufactured from aftermarket materials are expected to be certified by the FAA for training all flight attendants for the GlobalX fleet.

HONG KONG and MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – Universal Asset Management, Inc. (UAM), the global disassembly & distribution platform under China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, announce that its expert aircraft technical team has successfully developed and manufactured an over wing emergency exit trainer and a main entry-door trainer from the materials taken from an Airbus A320 currently undergoing disassembly. The fully functional trainers, which were designed with support from the Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) technical team, will serve as the official training platform for the carrier to train its flight attendants in Miami.

Designed for training cabin crew on the operation of the doors in all conditions, functions of these door trainers include passenger seating, crew seating, window visual simulations, overhead bins and over-wing exit, which can simulate any of the different scenarios that cabin crews may experience in actual operations. These one-of-a-kind trainers that UAM has manufactured from aftermarket materials are expected to be certified by the FAA for training all flight attendants for the GlobalX fleet.

Mr. Mike Poon, CEO of CALC, said, “We are excited to see another achievement in product innovation by UAM. With the creativity and technical expertise of the team, CALC has further strengthened its capability to extract maximum value along the full aircraft life cycle for which its business model is designed. While investing in the most popular and fuel-efficient new generation aircraft models, CALC places priority in deepening its engagement in the end-of-life aircraft disposal and aftermarket segments, taking reference to the aviation net zero initiatives and commitment in facilitating the industry development. We are proud to have progressively developed into an active participant in recycling and sustainability in the global aviation sector.”

Mr. Richard Spaulding, President of UAM added, “Thanks to the trust and support of GlobalX, UAM has expanded its product offerings by adding this cost-efficient product to demonstrate its expertise and professionalism in aircraft recycling and remanufacturing. The team is dedicated to discovering more sustainable uses of the disassembled aircraft to overcome the aviation supply chain challenges with our airline clients alongside the ESG development of the aviation sector.”

Mr. Ed Wegel, CEO of Global Crossing Airlines, remarked, “We are delighted to have partnered with UAM on this important project for GlobalX. The door trainers were well designed and engineered to maximize their use by our In-Flight Training team as we ramp up to train over 300 flight attendants per year.”


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.