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Become the pilot you’ve always wanted to be on a world-class programme at Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA)

Join one of the most advanced pilot training courses in the world at our academy in Dubai. Using state-of-the-art technology and flight training in advanced multiengine aircraft, you can learn the skills to fly a Boeing 777 aircraft to the level of a commercial airline pilot.

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Training Facilities

Explore the Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) in Dubai South, Dubai World Central (DWC). Our facilities include our own airport and air traffic control tower, fire and rescue services, maintenance hangar, and state-of-the-art training and simulator facilities.

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The course

This challenging ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) programme uses the latest cutting edge technology with bespoke software created by Boeing for EFTA. Through a mix of self-learning and training with our experts, the course takes you from zero flying hours to the level of first officer – with the exclusive chance to apply to Emirates straight from graduation.   

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The lifestyle

Join an international team of cadets on our campus in Dubai - one of the most exciting cities in the world. Live in your own serviced apartment at the academy with all your meals included in the course fee. There are shops, a mosque, and a fitness centre with a pool and spa when it’s time for a break.  

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Find out what it’s like at EFTA straight from one of our graduates as they share their journey.

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Take a closer look at the full programme. Our prospectus gives you further details about what to expect of your pilot training on the ground and in the air.

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Frequently asked questions

You’re welcome to visit our state-of-the-art facility to ask questions and have a tour. Our working hours are from Monday to Thursday 0800 – 1530 and on Friday, 0800 – 1500. Please make an appointment before you visit.

The Emirates Flight Training Academy ATPL course duration is approximately 113 weeks and is divided into a theoretical knowledge course and practical flying.

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Take the first step towards your career as a commercial airline pilot. Check our entry requirements then complete your application. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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