Etihad Flight College

Etihad Airways is in the process of establishing Etihad Flight College, a world-class flight training facility in the United Arab Emirates for Emirati and international cadet pilots.

As a first step in establishing this college, Etihad Airways is acquiring the fixed wing training division from Horizon International Flight Academy (Horizon), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, subject to GCAA approvals. 

Based in Al Ain, Etihad Flight College will provide fixed wing flight  training for ab-initio cadets, for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

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Etihad Flight College

The Etihad Flight College will also be introducing the Multi crew Pilot Licence (MPL) training program exclusively for Etihad Airways’ ab-initio cadets. Further details on this innovative program will be available on this website in due course. 

Currently entry into Etihad Flight College is limited to Etihad Airways cadets only.

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For companies that are interested in pursuing pilot training for their workforce, please contact:

Philip M. Chandler
General Manager
Etihad Flight College 
Tel: +971 (0)3 799 503

Etihad Airport Services

In July 2013, Etihad Airways acquired three subsidiaries of the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) – Abu Dhabi Cargo Company (ADCC), Abu Dhabi In-Flight Catering (ADIFC) and the ground handling business Abu Dhabi Airport Services (ADAS).

From this investment, Etihad Airways created a new subsidiary, Etihad Airport Services, which now operates Etihad-branded ground handling, cargo and in-flight catering services to support its own services through Abu Dhabi, as well as those of other airlines.
Etihad Airport Services
Etihad Ground

Etihad Airport Services, Ground is responsible for activities at Abu Dhabi Airport including “above wing” tasks of check-in baggage handling and special assistance to passengers.

This also includes airside activities such as loading and unloading of baggage, provision and operation of aircraft servicing equipment, aircraft cabin, cleaning, passenger and crew transport to the aircraft, and the “push back” of departing aircraft from terminals or parking bays. The “above wing” activities are sub-contracted to Etihad Airways.

Etihad Cargo

Etihad Airport Services, Cargo is the sole cargo handling business at Abu Dhabi International Airport. It provides freight handling services as well as warehousing, documentation, security screening and handling of specialised cargo for Etihad Airways and other carriers.

In addition, this business works closely with freight forwarders, government agencies and regulatory authorities.

Key contact:
Christopher Campbell Beale
Senior Manager Cargo Handling – UAE Operations

24hrs Operations Office:
Duty Manager
Tel: +971 5 0907 9926

Etihad catering

Etihad Airport Services, Catering sources, prepares and provides food, stores, bar supplies and duty free items as specified by Etihad Airways and other airline customer, as well as transportation of supplies, laundry services for cabin linen items, and the provision and cleaning of all catering items.

In addition, this business is responsible for food storage, transportation and equipment maintenance. It also manages food and beverage services for Etihad Airways airport lounges, as well as staff restaurants, events and sales of ready-to-eat food products to the hotel and hospitality industries.

Key contact: 
Laurent Bachi (Customer Service Manager)
Office: +971 2 5757167
Office: +971 2 5055519

24hrs Operations Office:
Office: + 971 2 5757138
Office: + 971 2 5055579