March 29, 2023

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Emirates Airlines to establish new pilot training center

Emirates Airlines announced the establishment of a new advanced pilot training center at a cost of $135 million (about 495.7 million dirhams).

The 63,328-square-foot center, slated to open in March 2024, will accommodate six simulators with full functionality for the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X, it said in a statement. years to come.

Pilot training

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Maktoum, Supreme Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airlines and Group, said: “The $135 million investment to establish a new pilot training center will ensure (Emirates Airlines) is fully prepared to train its pilots. Getting new aircraft from 2024».

“We will equip the building with the latest technology advanced simulation flight equipment to provide better training to pilots while using solar power to reduce energy consumption,” he said.

Perfect coordination

The new building will be located next to the existing Emirates Airlines training facilities in Dubai, providing complete and close integration with all other pilot training centres.

As part of the training module, trainee pilots will benefit from the ability to set up and configure the cockpit environment using dedicated hardware and upload data to a fully functional simulator before starting their respective training.

This innovative and first-of-its-kind concept is designed to reduce the trainee’s preparation time inside the device, help him focus and make the most of the training period.

Training ability

The addition of the new building to Emirates Airlines’ existing training facilities in Dubai will expand pilot training capacity by 54% annually. Emirates pilots will have more flexibility to improve their flying skills with 17 fully functional simulated flight devices capable of providing more than 130,000 hours of training annually across all facilities.

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The new Emirates Airline Center will begin training the first batch of pilots to fly the Airbus A350 by June 2024.

Training and development programs

Emirates Airlines caters to aviation industry workers and professionals, with state-of-the-art training facilities for cockpit crews and a suite of world-class training and development programs at its facilities in Dubai, including: Emirates Pilot Training Academy, Emirates Aviation University, and Emirates Airline Crew Training Centre. », in addition to several programs dedicated to various categories of workers.