A full-size section of a commercial airline cabin has been built at Loughborough College to create a special training classroom for travel and tourism students.
The 7.5-metre long cabin features two rows of seats, a full working galley, an intercom system and an audio control panel which simulates a range of different scenarios, including emergencies and standard procedures.
The cabin simulator has been specially installed for students on the College’s Travel & Tourism programme to prepare them for a working life in the transport industry.
Darren Creed, who leads the College’s Travel & Tourism programme, said: “We’re extremely excited about our training classroom. It is a truly stunning facility which will enhance learning and the experience for our students.
“It will give learners an authentic perspective of life aboard a commercial aircraft and put them in a fantastic position to further their careers in the industry because of the experience they will get.”
The simulator is part of a raft of investments made by Loughborough College over the summer to enhance facilities and create great experiences for students.
Investments also include a new cutting-edge Esports suite for the College’s new Esports BTEC programme and the launch of the College’s Esports team, the Loughborough Lycans.