Mansfield College classes are scheduled for take off – after taking delivery of a plane


West Nottinghamshire College has taken delivery of the front end of an Airbus A320 airliner, ready to accompany students in their aviation studies.

The fuselage, which includes the cockpit and galley, will be transformed into a training center for travel and tourism students, as well as those studying hospitality.

Once fitted out, the former commercial aircraft will become a high-tech educational space where students can acquire the skills required in aviation roles, including emergency procedures, customer service, hospitality, announcements, in-flight safety briefings, conflict de-escalation techniques. , and the operation of aeronautical equipment.

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A crane lifts the fuselage of the Airbus A320 into position.

Hannah Locke, Travel and Tourism Tutor, said: “The aircraft fuselage will provide such a rewarding learning experience for our students, who will learn in a real-world environment in which they can progress in the aviation industry. and tourism.

“A lot of our learners who study aviation want to work as flight attendants, which will give them a better idea of ​​what the role entails. “

The aircraft’s arrival and set-up was filmed by Elliott Beeton and Joe Booth – BTEC level three students of the extended diploma being produced in creative digital media production – who produced a time-lapse video.

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Once fitted out, the former commercial aircraft will become a high-tech educational space where students will acquire the skills required in aeronautical roles.

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The booth will become a fully functional classroom with industry standard educational resources while providing a realistic training environment.
Students will perform realistic flight simulations as part of their studies.
The galley will be used to simulate in-flight service.

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