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The Emirates Flight Training Academy Programme

Find out more about the world-class training you can expect at EFTA. This is one of the most advanced airline pilot training courses in the world, taking you from zero flying hours to the level of first officer – and the exclusive chance to apply to Emirates straight from training.

Integrated ATPL programme

The ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) programme includes ground school, LOFT (line-oriented flight training), MCC (multi-crew cooperation), and single-engine and multi-engine jet flight training. Over two years, you’ll take part in 23 hours of training every week as well as self-study.

The ground school is an intense period of theoretical study using state-of-the-art technology, VR and advanced flight simulators. You need to pass 14 exams that are overseen by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the aviation regulatory body in the UAE, before you take to the skies.

English language assessment

All pilots must be proficient in English to the standard set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). As part of your training, we’ll take you through a series of listening comprehension and speaking assessments with the EFTA English Language Proficiency Training Organisation (ELP TO).

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Our Facility

The Emirates Flight Training Academy is the first of its kind stand-alone facility with its own fully operational private airport. Explore our facility

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