Nediar: Enabling Cost-Effective Cabin Crew Training

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José David Ospina, the CEO of Nediar
The importance of a well-trained cabin crew and the value they impart to any airline company cannot be overemphasized. Be it for delivering commendable customer service or handling emergencies in a well-prepared manner, cabin crew ought to be adequately trained. What’s challenging for airline companies, however, is the procurement of the vast amount of resources required to deliver effective training. Depending on the type of airplane and the nature of the training required, it can be expensive to conduct training directly in the aircraft. Most often, airline companies don’t have the mock-ups to train and simulate different events on the ground. To this end, Colombia-based Nediar positions itself as a holistic provider of any and all types of cabin crew training resources. An aeronautical company, Nediar leverages cutting-edge simulation tools as well as replicas of airplane components to offer realistic training geared toward a company’s requirements. Saving time and cost associated with training cabin crews, Nediar brings immense value proposition to its clients. “We offer safety, reliability, and training through the use of trainers and simulators to train people in each process while innovating to develop technologies that support aircraft MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul),” says José David Ospina, the CEO of Nediar.

Nediar was founded nearly a decade ago, in light of the growing need of airline companies in Colombia and other Latin American countries for affordable and easier training alternatives that do not compromise on quality. Today, with a steady workforce, Nediar has established itself as a valuable entity in the Latin American aeronautical space. All of Nediar’s products and solutions can be customized as per market requirements and regulations and embrace a modular structure for easy setup while easily integrating with other technologies or peripherals. Ospina mentions an instance to exemplify Nediar’s capabilities in meeting its clients’ unique requirements wherein the company had built a hybrid mock-up to train cabin crews for both Airbus A320 and A330.

Nediar’s airplane parts replicas such as sides and life rafts are ideal for ditching training and simulation of an emergency evacuation. They are specifically designed to withstand prolonged use for training sessions. The company also builds door trainer modules whose dimensions and functioning are based on real characteristics of airplane doors.
Nediar’s comprehensive flight attendant panel (FAP) trainers are powered by software that can be easily updated as per the clients’ needs. The trainers also come with industrial wheels that make them easy to be transported to different classrooms.

In addition to their portfolio of aircraft replicas, Nediar offers extensive 3D simulation-based learning tools (e-training) that combine the best of AR/ VR technologies. The e-training solutions embrace agamified approach to learning with content that can be consumed by the crew even at work. Such a “learn by doing” approach assures higher information recall levels among trainees. Besides, e-training comprises intricate learning levels associated with analysis, application, and evaluation aimed at problem-solving. Due to the immense popularity of e-training among its clientele, Nediar has begun developing similar training solutions for companies in other industry verticals as well, such as food and health establishments, and others that can benefit by leveraging technology to provide effective training.

The second prong of Nediar’s expertise relates to the cutting-edge equipment it offers, such as the ground support equipment (GSE) and special tools for MRO. Nediar can manufacture customized GSE based on clients’ specifications, and all its products comply with standards established by occupational safety and health administration (OSHA.) Citing an example of the unique tools that Nediar makes, Ospina notes, “Our innovation unit has developed a USB charger for the Colombian Air Force. With this device, the crew in the UH-60 helicopter can charge the tablets to get the navigation information in flight.”

Evidently, owing to its agility in diversifying and serving more industries and commitment to client satisfaction, Nediar has emerged as one of the most innovative companies in Colombia in the last two years. The company has a strategic RDI unit certified by MinCiencias in Colombia and would soon be certified AS9100D. This will allow the company to develop more technologies and capabilities in the aeronautical industry. Having carved a unique niche in this sector, Nediar, looking ahead, plans to expand its presence internationally. “In near future, we plan to establish offices in Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. It would enable us to offer better support to our clients, while facilitating newer product rollouts,” concludes Ospina.

Company
Nediar

Headquarters
Medellín, Colombia

Management
José David Ospina, the CEO of Nediar

Description
Nediar was founded nearly a decade ago, in light of the growing need of airline companies in Colombia and other Latin American countries for affordable and easier training alternatives that do not compromise on quality. Today, with a steady workforce, Nediar has established itself as a valuable entity in the Latin American aeronautical space. All of Nediar’s products and solutions can be customized as per market requirements and regulations and embrace a modular structure for easy setup while easily integrating with other technologies or peripherals.Nediar leverages cutting edge simulation tools as well as airplane replicas to deliver realistic training that can be customized as per client needs

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