UAE PM officially inaugurates Emirates Flight Training Academy

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Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state of the art facility for training ab-initio pilots established by Emirates was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during the Dubai Airshow.

Speaking at the inauguration, Sheikh Mohammed said, “The Emirates Flight Training Academy is designed to be one of the most advanced flight training facilities in the entire globe. This is the only academy in the world that provides complete integration of flight training, ground school, accommodation and recreation under one roof.”

He further added that students will not only get the best training but will be able to enjoy comfortable living standards while undergoing training. The Academy will set new benchmarks for next-generation pilot training relying on innovation and partnering with industry training organisations, strengthening Dubai’s position as a global hub for aviation.

Located in Dubai South, the Emirates Flight Training Academy will combine cutting-edge learning technologies and a modern fleet of training aircraft to train cadets with no previous knowledge of flying. Cadets will be trained using simulators, single and multi-engine aircraft; and provided with theoretical knowledge of the aviation industry to facilitate their transition into the airline business.

The investment in the facility underscores Emirates’ commitment to put a modern infrastructure to help develop career-ready pilots for Emirates and the broader aviation industry.

Dignitaries present at the opening included Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council; Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and the Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated; Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.