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Emirates invests US$135 million in new pilot training centre

by Dubaiforum

DUBAI, 20th February, 2023 (WAM) – Emirates Airlines has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art training facility in Dubai to cater to its upcoming Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X aircraft.

The new 63,318 sq. ft. facility will house six Full Flight Simulator Bays (FFS) and is expected to open in March 2024.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group, said, “This US$ 135 million investment to build a new pilot training centre will ensure Emirates’ readiness to commence its pilot training ahead of the delivery of its new aircraft fleet starting from 2024. The building will be equipped with the latest, technologically advanced simulators to provide the best training for pilots, while using solar power to reduce energy consumption.”

The facility will be equipped with advanced simulators to provide top-notch training to pilots, and will be powered by solar energy to reduce energy consumption. The new building will be adjacent to Emirates’ existing training facilities, allowing for easy integration and proximity to other pilot training centres. With the new facility, Emirates’ pilot training capacity will increase by 54 percent per year, and the airline’s pilots will have access to 17 full flight simulator bays with a capacity of over 130,000 training hours annually. The new training college will begin training its first batch of A350 pilots by June 2024.

Emirates Airlines is committed to providing world-class training and development programmes for its workforce, including the Emirates Flight Training Academy for cadets, Emirates Aviation University, and Emirates Cabin Crew Training Centre.

Muhammad Aamir / Hazem Hussein

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