Emirates Flight Training Academy to expand pilot programme

Emirates Flight Training Academy to expand pilot programme

More than 120 graduates are now flying full-time for Emirates

Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA), which was started with a focus on training UAE nationals, now offers training to cadets from all over the world.

The academy combines cutting-edge learning technologies and a modern fleet of 29 training aircraft. 

The academy's 36 classrooms are equipped with two 86-inch touchscreens, running bespoke training software created specifically for EFTA. Cadets undergo at least 1,100 hours of ground-based training, and access the material via their own devices, which are digitally interconnected, creating an interactive training environment. Cadets train on simulators and the three types of training aircraft.

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Cadets live on campus in fully furnished, individual studio flats with a range of recreational and dining facilities. 

All graduates of EFTA have the opportunity to go through Emirates’ recruitment process.

EFTA divisional vice president Captain Abdulla Al Hammadi said: "We offer one of the most sophisticated cadet training programmes, delivered by our 50 highly skilled instructors, and backed by the exceptional standards and governance set by Emirates, the world’s largest international airline. 

"It’s inspiring to see the camaraderie and collaboration among our cadets as they graduate real-world-ready with the highest levels of skills and competencies required by commercial pilots."

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