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Are You An Aspiring Pilot? Emirates Airline Has A Special News For You

Emirates Airline has begun inviting UAE nationals, residents, and international candidates to join its cadet training programme. However, the program’s highlight is that some may even get a chance to join the airline.

Graduates will have the opportunity to become pilots with the Dubai-based carrier once they pass a selection process. Emirates said that potential applicants could take advantage of “competitive” tuition fees for the two-year training period. The fee will also cover training materials, accommodation, dining, and uniforms, among other expenses. Emiratis seeking careers as pilots may have the opportunity to be selected for a fully-sponsored pilot training programme. The program is also open for international candidates.

Flight Training Academy

“We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity for Emirates Flight Training Academy graduates to pursue their flying career at Emirates. This is an exclusive initiative launched by the airline to provide opportunities for UAE Nationals, residents and international students wanting to build their careers as pilots,” said Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer at Emirates Airline, in a statement.

The Emirates Flight Training Academy reviews applications continuously, with new students onboard every other month. “The demand for pilots will continue to grow globally and within the region. Despite the recent pause that we have seen as a result of the pandemic,” said Abdulla Al Hammadi, Vice President of the Emirates Flight Training Academy.

Location And Services

Emirates Flight Training Academy is located in Dubai South and covers over 164,000 square metres. Meanwhile, it includes 36 classrooms and next-generation simulators. The academy also has a 1,800-metre dedicated runway with navigation aids and lighting, an independent air traffic control tower, rescue and firefighting service, and a maintenance centre.

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Training Process

The academy uses a four-pronged approach to train its cadets: highly interactive theoretical learning in classrooms using advanced digital content and immersive VR technology, experiential learning through hands-on instruction of modern training aircraft, use of advanced flight simulators, and airline-focused line-oriented flight training. The academy trains cadets using single-engine piston Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft to directly progress to the Phenom 100EV very light jet (VLJ) aircraft, providing cadets with more experience on jet aircraft.

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The last batch of cadets that graduated in December last clocked in over 6,000 flying hours during their training at the academy. Cadets at EFTA graduate with a commercial pilot license on a multi-engine aircraft with an Instrument rating. The total training duration ranges between 21 months and 24 months.

Interested candidates can apply for the program here.

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