The Large Cabin Evacuation Simulator
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The Large Cabin Evacuation Simulator is a wide-bodied cabin simulator, capable of seating up to 300 passengers over two decks (depending on the configuration).

This facility was commissioned and funded by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, and was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Kent on 12 July 2001. The facility is modular, and therefore fully flexible. The walls, seats, aisles, exits and the internal staircase can all be relocated and reconfigured according to research requirements.

Cabin crew by the evacuation doorThe sill of the lower deck is 5 metres above ground level, and the upper deck is 8 metres above ground level. The upper deck is currently fitted with an escape/evacuation slide, which is 16 metres long. Additional slides could be fitted depending on research requirements. Cabin lighting, emergency lighting, sound recordings, the PA system and the introduction of non-toxic smoke can all be controlled from a number of observation stations within the facility.

The emergency slide The 'passengers' receiving the safety briefing

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