The Programme

The flight-training programme will be taught in English. Its practical and theoretical modules are designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to begin their careers as airline pilots, while immersing them within airline culture.
  • Programme Duration: 3-3.5 years
  • Location: Emirates Flight Training Academy, Al Maktoum International - Dubai South, Dubai, UAE
  • Annual Intake: 160-200 cadets
  • Theoretical training is due to commence in late 2016, with flying training to commence in 2017.

This course is designed to improve the cadets’ English language proficiency and provide them with a solid foundation of aviation related subjects. This is achieved through interactive and learner centred instruction, and computer based training. The course duration can vary from 9 to 20 months, depending on the candidate’s proficiency in the English language at the time of selection. The foundation course is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Air Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL) course.

The ATPL ground training course is designed to exceed the GCAA and EASA syllabus requirements and will enable cadets to attain the highest levels of theoretical knowledge. The over 850 hours of theoretical knowledge taught will prepare students for the official GCAA exams.

Initial flight training provides students with a solid foundation of basic flying skills in both visual and instrument flight conditions. Students will be taught to navigate using visual ground references and the aircraft navigation and Instrumentation systems.

Course content includes the following:

  • 130 flying hours on the Cirrus SR22
  • 40 hours on a Flight Training Device
  • Night flying
  • 60 hours of combined aircraft and aviation related theory

  • 3 hours of Aerobatic Flight
  • Stall and Spin Recovery
  • Unusual Attitude Recovery
  • 2 hours of advanced UPRT training in a Full Flight simulator
  • 10 hours of Theory

Students will be exposed to more advanced platforms and conduct their ME IR Training on a VLJ. This phase will also cover basic airline pilot responsibilities and commercial operations. Course content includes:

  • 36 hours of flight training on VLJ
  • 74 hours of Simulated Flight Training (FFS and FNPTII)
  • VLJ Type Rating Training
  • Advanced Instrument Flight Training
  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating
  • 60 hours of combined Aircraft and aviation related Theory

This phase of training will include:

  • Principles of Multi Crew Co-operation
  • Multi-Crew Operations in Normal and Abnormal situations
  • 16 Hours of MCC training in FTD
  • Airline Specific SOP's
  • 30 hours of MCC relevant Theory including TEM and CRM

This phase of training will focus on developing the following areas:

  • Enhanced Multi Crew Co-Operation (MCC)
  • Exposure to high-speed and high Altitude operations
  • Airline operations in normal and abnormal situations
  • All commercial aspects of airline operations (on time departure, passenger considerations etc.)
  • Flights to international and domestic destinations in the region
  • Managing daily Aviation related challenges like foreign ATC, Weather and Terrain etc
  • 30 Hours of Theory training
  • 14 hours of Line Flying

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