Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Aviation Training, part of Etihad Aviation Group, has relaunched its world-class aviation training organisation with the aim of becoming one of the most comprehensive aviation training facilities in the world.
at two locations in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Etihad Aviation Training,
previously known as Etihad Flight College, is a commercially-focused business open
to external customers, while retaining the operational and safety values that have
underpinned Etihad’s training services to-date.
Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Etihad
Aviation Training is an ambitious enterprise, pursuing its mandate to provide outstanding
training services to a global audience.
growth of the business will mirror the expansion of the global training market and
we are excited about our expanding portfolio of programmes and products. These
services are accessible to both Etihad Airways and now, for the first time, to
Aviation Training offers a wide range of training products and services,
including airline training, type rating, cabin crew safety training, instructor
training and cadet programmes, and aircraft maintenance training, making it one
of the largest training facilities in the Middle East.
full-flight simulators are currently in operation at with two additional
devices arriving later this year, including the first Airbus A350-900 and a
third Boeing 787-9.
will enable Etihad Aviation Training to take advantage of the increasing global
training demand, particularly from within the GCC, Europe, Indian
sub-continent, Africa and Southeast Asia.
Paolo La Cava, Director Etihad Aviation Training, said: “We are always looking for ways to expand our
operations and activities, and the relaunch of the center is the perfect
platform for us to do this.
expanding and redeveloping our facilities within the UAE, we are able
to offer a one-stop solution to our customers – from individual pilots to
global airlines, and I’m confident that we will grow to become a globally
recognised aviation training centre.”
Aviation Training’s packages are complemented by the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence
(MPL) and Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) programmes that are
delivered from the company’s well-established Flight Training Organisation based
in Al Ain.
particular pride to the organization has been the success of the UAE National
Cadet Pilot Training programme which to date has trained 231 UAE Nationals, 91
of whom are active flight crew in Etihad today, with a further 200 plus cadets
continuing through the programme during 2018-2022.