Emirates plans to construct a state-of-the-art training center that can house six Full Flight Simulator Bays (FFS) for its upcoming Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X planes. This spanking new facility will cover an area of 63,318 square feet and is scheduled to commence operations by March 2024.
Located next to Emirates’ current training facilities in Dubai, the upcoming building will offer seamless integration and close proximity to all other pilot training centers.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group, said: “This USD 135 million investment to build a new pilot training centre will ensure Emirates’ readiness to commence its pilot training ahead of the delivery of its new aircraft fleet starting from 2024. The building will be equipped with the latest, technologically advanced simulators to provide the best training for pilots, while using solar power to reduce energy consumption.”
Pilot trainees will have the added advantage of customizing and preparing the cockpit environment with specialized equipment as part of their training module. They can then upload the data to the Full Flight Simulator (FFS) prior to the training session, thereby reducing their preparatory time within the simulator. This pioneering concept is intended to enhance the trainees’ focus, optimize the training duration, and is the first of its kind.
The airline’s newest training college will commence training its first batch of A350 pilots by June 2024. The airline offers a range of other world-class training and development programmes too. In Dubai, these include: the Emirates Flight Training Academy for cadets, Emirates Aviation University, Emirates Cabin Crew Training Centre, and various other programmes specially created for different segments of its employees.