Abu Dhabi Aviation has signed a deal with FlightSafety, a professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, to provide training on military and civilian aircraft.
Abu Dhabi Aviation said that the first phase of the learning centre is scheduled to open next September.
It will accommodate eight flight simulators and has classrooms equipped with advanced technology training systems. It will also offer training for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The second phase aims to increase the number of flight simulators to 17.
In February, Abu Dhabi Aviation said that the centre would be located in Khalifa City and with an estimnated cost of about Dh25 million.
In addition to training pilots for Abu Dhabi Aviation, the UAE Armed Forces and police, it will also cater to pilots from Saudi Arabia, Oman, India and Africa. It will seek accreditation from European and American bodies such as the European Aviation Safety Agency.
“The learning centre is aligned with the UAE capital Abu Dhabi vision to be a major aviation hub,” said Nadir Al Hammadi, the chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation.
Abu Dhabi Aviation operates 61 aircraft and 57 helicopters. Its main mission is the support of Abu Dhabi’s offshore oil and construction companies.
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