In 2002 the Airport acquired a ú450,000 state of the art training simulator, thus ensuring that staff are trained in the most realistic environment. The simulator includes features representative of two of the aircraft using the Airport:
* the fuselage, port wing, engine, undercarriage, doorsill height and interior are representative of a BAe 146 jet aircraft.
* the starboard wing, engine, and undercarriage are representative of those found on a Dornier 328 turbo-prop aircraft. These are very similar to the Fokker 50 and Bombardier Dash 8 which are also in common use at the Airport).
With this new advanced simulator the Airport Fire Service has introduced a training programme, which ensures that every fire fighter participates in either a Practical Pressure Fed Fire or a Heat and Humidity training exercise once a month, thus maximising the skills of fire personnel and ensuring practical competency.