Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) says it plans to introduce an automatic fire simulator in Zaria in 2019 to replicate and train crew on fire emergencies.
NCAT’s rector, Capt. Abdulsallam Mohammed who disclosed this at the 2018 Cabin Crew Fair in Lagos organized by MamaJ Aviation Consult Limited said the College recently graduated 40 cabin crew members, rated on the Boeing 737 aircraft.
Abdulsallam said in efforts to raise the bar of the Cabin Crew Profession by the College, the institution was introducing it to have crew get a better understanding of this kind of emergencies.
“On our part, what we are doing to raise the bar in cabin crew training is that we are introducing an automatic fire simulator in Zaria. Next year, the project will be completed. It is first of its kind in this part of Africa. We will be able to simulate scenario that are related to fire and smoke such as seat fire, cabin fire, lavatory and gale fire. So, the cabin crew will be able to have a better understanding of these emergencies and become better trained,” he said.
He said NCAT had again been voted to receive the award as the institution with the highest number of instructors in the world for the third year running, applauding the organizer of the Fair for coming up with such program to bring cabin executives together to brainstorm and network on how to take the profession to a higher level.
Convener of the Cabin Crew Fair and CEO, MamaJ Aviation Consult Limited, Joy Ogbebo in her address of welcome, observed that raising the bar of the cabin crew profession required that crew must strive to be above standards at all times. She stressed that one of the ways to keep raising the bar of the profession was to create a feedback system and consistently review the processes for improvement.