A modern Airbus A320 cabin installation, specially designed for the realistic training of its growing population of tourism management students, is the newest facility of the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (SHRIM) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
Motivated by its mission of innovation and inclusive education, and preparing its students to be Real World Ready, the institution collaborated with SkyArt, the leading supplier for aviation-themed Cabin Service Trainer (CST), to build a mock-up aircraft that met internationally-recognized standards and product safety directives.
Located at the Angelo King International Center (AKIC), the genuine unit is in accordance with the original dimensions of an actual airbus and was built using genuine parts, including the panels, overhead cabins, and lavatory. It likewise includes models for several fixtures to ensure an authentic secure learning environment.
The aircraft can accommodate 24 passengers, with four rows of six abreast Sicma Triple Economy Class convertible seats, made from authentic and brand-new leather cushion covers, with functional seatbelts. It also includes Airbus Passenger Service Units (PSU) with active reading lights, ventilation nozzles, crew call buttons, speakers, passenger oxygen mask compartments, and “No Smoking” and “Fasten Seatbelt” signs.
The Service Area is comprised of two crew seats with four-point seat belts, storage compartments for demo kits and crew life jackets, plus an operative original intercom handset with Push-to-Talk feature for live announcements.
The A320 CST Sound System, which comes with high-quality speakers, works in conjunction with the Cabin Intercommunication Data System and allows both pre-recorded and real-time messages.
The installation is capped with illuminated exit signages, functional window blinds, aviation-grade floor carpet, safety placards, and an emergency stop button for crisis management. Warning and instruction notices are available in both English and Filipino.
For more information on Benilde’s Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management program, visit https://www.benilde.edu.ph/undergraduate-tourism-management/.