EDM acquires SkyPeople
Manchester-based EDM manufactures and assembles training simulators for a range of clients including civil aviation. The new company will be known as SkyPeople Training and has already gained accreditation from the Civil Aviation Authority as a cabin crew training organisation and security training provider, with a rating of ‘outstanding’.
The move comes as part of EDM’s efforts to "revolutionize" the future of cabin crew training in the UK and beyond.
Speaking in April 2023, when the acquisition was first made public, Tony Bermingham, Managing Director of EDM Ltd, commented: “The combination of EDM and SkyPeople’s expertise and resources will allow for a comprehensive, approach to cabin crew training, from design and consultancy to delivery, recruitment, facility supply, and even crewing.
“For many years SkyPeople have trained cabin crew to CAA and EASA attestation level. In collaboration with EDM, we hope to grow our offering to the airlines to reduce their training costs and transform the delivery of cabin crew training,” he added.
“This joining of forces combines SkyPeople’s renowned depth of training expertise with the world-class facilities of EDM to form a unique one-stop-shop for all aspects of Cabin Crew training, for airlines of any size,” Shaun Waddingham, Commercial Director of SkyPeople, added.