Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) has signed a contract with Gulf Air to offer full flight simulator training to Gulf Air’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots.
strengthens the ties between Etihad Aviation Group and Gulf Air following the
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two companies at the
Bahrain International Airshow in November.
As part of the
agreement, Gulf Air will dry lease EAT’s Full Flight Simulators at the training
facility located in Abu Dhabi. The training will be conducted by Gulf Air instructors
at the Etihad Training facility.
Paolo La Cava, Accountable
Director, EAT, said: “Etihad Aviation Training is pleased to welcome Gulf Air
instructors and pilots to the comprehensive training facility in Abu Dhabi.
2018 has been a strong year for the organisation since its relaunch in January
as a commercially focused operation offering aviation training to a global
Gulf Air’s Chief
Operations Officer Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Ismaeel said: “We are happy to
work hand in hand with our friends in Etihad Aviation Training and use their
facilities to train our flying crew. This is the start of ongoing projects with
Etihad Airways and Etihad Aviation Training.”
EAT currently boasts 11
Full Flight Simulators (FFS) including three Airbus A320 FFS devices and two
Boeing 787 devices. The facility is expanding and will soon open a third B787
FFS device which will be available in Abu Dhabi to third party customers.
In addition to the
Abu Dhabi facility, EAT operates a flight training college located in Al Ain
offering an extensive cadet pilot training programme.