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Futuremedia Provides Safety Critical Training for Virgin Atlantic Airways

Brighton, England – October 16, 2006 – Futuremedia plc (NasdaqCM: FMDAY), a leading learning and communications company, today announced that its subsidiary, ebc, has completed a custom e-learning project on behalf of Virgin Atlantic Airways for the purpose of training new cabin crew recruits. The course has been nominated for both the UK’s e-Learning Age Awards in the category “Most Tangible Project ROI” and for the World of Learning Awards in the category “Bespoke Solution of the Year.”

Following an extensive submission process, ebc was selected to provide an online learning course covering Safety and Equipment Procedures (SEP) to Virgin Atlantic’s new cabin crew. Although Virgin initially planned to launch the course gradually, feedback during testing was so positive that it was launched in full upon completion. The course represents a groundbreaking use of e-learning in Virgin Atlantic’s safety critical environment and includes a specially constructed tracking database to allow monitoring of an individual learner’s progress. Overall, the project has brought significant reduction in training time and costs dramatically improving the comprehension of historically difficult subjects among new recruits and allowing instructors to focus on practical training. Initially expected to achieve ROI in two years; the projects’ unprecedented success means that this figure has since been reduced to just one year.

Pauline Reeb, e-Learning Manager at Virgin Atlantic said “The Cabin Safety Training e-learning has met all our objectives and exceeded our expectations in relation to the return on investment. I am therefore delighted that the combined efforts of the Virgin Atlantic and ebc team, in developing this significant piece of e-learning, have been nominated by the awarding bodies.”

The e-Learning Age Awards take place in London on November 9 and recognize excellence within the e-learning industry. The World of Learning Awards, sponsored by learning Magazine, take place on November 14 and recognize and reward excellence in the training industry.