Emirates Flight Training Academy officially inaugurated
Dubai, UAE, 13 November 2017- Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state of the art facility for training ab initio pilots was officially inaugurated today by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during the Dubai Airshow.
Going above and beyond
At the Emirates Flight Training Academy, cadets will complete at least 1,100 hours of ground-based training and 315 hours of flight training (including simulator flying) using a competency based approach. This will ensure that the training exceeds guidelines prescribed by authorities for ab initio pilot training.
The first batch of cadets - part of Emirates’ prestigious UAE National Cadet training programme - have moved into the Emirates Flight Training Academy. Cadets under the UAE National training programme would previously complete their flight training overseas but can now complete 100% of their training in Dubai. For international cadets, the Academy will begin intakes in early 2018 and information on entry requirements, eligibility and intake dates will be announced at www.emiratesflighttrainingacademy.com