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The aeroplane has landed!

Posted: 27 August 2021

West Nottinghamshire College has taken delivery of the front section of an Airbus A320 passenger jetliner, ready to support students in their aviation studies.

The fuselage, which includes the cockpit and galley, will be transformed into a first-class training facility for travel and tourism students, plus those studying hospitality.

Once fully fitted out, the former commercial aircraft will become high-tech teaching space where students will learn the skills required in aviation roles including emergency procedures, customer service, hospitality, making announcements, delivering in-flight health and safety briefings, conflict de-escalation techniques, and operating aircraft equipment.

Travel and tourism tutor Hannah Locke said: “The aeroplane fuselage will provide such a rewarding learning experience for our students, who will be taught in a real-world environment in which they can progress into the aviation and tourism industry.

“A large number of our learners that study aviation want to work as flight attendants so this will give them a greater insight into what the role involves.”

Its arrival and installation was captured by Elliott Beeton and Joe Booth – students on the college's BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production (Film and TV) course – who produced this fantastic time-lapse footage below.


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