Aviation training centre set to open in Abu Dhabi next September
FlightSafety International, the aviation training company, and Abu Dhabi Aviation have moved a step closer to opening a training centre in the capital.
A letter of intent was signed at the Middle East Business Aviation conference in Dubai on Tuesday to set up the facility in Abu Dhabi.
“The new learning centre will establish Abu Dhabi as a major aviation hub and centre of excellence for training in the Middle East,” said Nadir Al Hammadi, the chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation.
The first phase is set to open in September 2015, with the 8,000 square metre facility accommodating eight full flight simulators and classrooms equipped with advanced technology training systems.
The centre’s size will double in phase two and the number of flight simulators will rise to 17.
The centre will offer training for a wide variety of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft and will serve operators of business, commercial and military aircraft.
The training will be provided by highly qualified instructors in accordance with the requirements of the General Civil Aviation Authority, European Aviation Safety Agency, and United States Federal Aviation Administration.
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Published: December 9, 2014 04:00 AM