Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Civil Aviation Cabin Services Associate Program students successfully completed the “Emergency Mock-up Training” held at Pegasus Airlines Training Center in İstanbul and applied training held at Istanbul Airport (IGA).
The mock-up training in question which took place at Pegasus Airlines Training Center included topics such as fire extinguishing, use of emergency equipment, emergency scenario training in flight simulator and life-saving in water. During the training series delivered by Pegasus authorities and EMU Civil Aviation Cabin Services Program specialist academic staff member Aslı Akı and Sonuç Hacıoğlu, students got the chance to experience emergency situations thanks to the applied practices with the simulators, and the steps to be taken in such events. Within the scope of the training, possible situations that can be experienced in the case of a risk in the sky, a forced landing on the sea or on land and, steps to be taken in such circumstances were taught to students. In the mock-up training, the training of opening and closing the doors on the planes was carried out practically for students. Students also received training on how to react in emergency situations such as fire, discharge of pressure, forced landing, failure of landing gear or breakage during flight.
“Our Students are prepared for All Kinds of Emergencies”
In a statement on the subject, EMU Faculty of Tourism Acting Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mine Haktanır put forth that the hands-on Mock-Up training carried out at the modern training center of Pegasus Airlines has successfully been completed. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haktanır expressed that the students received training through different scenarios against all kinds of emergencies that may occur in the cabin. Moreover, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haktanır added that cabin crew candidates receive practical training in addition to in-class theoretical training in the EMU Civil Aviation and Cabin Services program, and stated that such training ensure the permanence of the knowledge they learn.
Emphasizing that the students had the opportunity to observe the practices and processes in the aviation industry closely with the technical visits they made at Istanbul Airport, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mine Haktanır extended her thanks to EMU Rector’s Office, Pegasus Airlines officials, IGA Managers, Specialist Instructor Aslı AKI and Sonuç Hacıoğlu for enabling the Mock-Up training to take place. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haktanır also stressed her belief that students who have gained practical skills along with theoretical knowledge will be the most sought-after and qualified human resources in the civil aviation industry.