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Emirates is to build an advanced training facility to accommodate six Full Flight Simulator Bays (FFS) for its future Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X aircraft.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive Emirates Airline and Group, said: “This US$ 135 million investment to build a new pilot training centre will ensure Emirates’ readiness to commence its pilot training ahead of the delivery of its new aircraft fleet starting from 2024. The building will be equipped with the latest, technologically advanced simulators to provide the best training for pilots, while using solar power to reduce energy consumption.”
Slated to open in March 2024
The brand new, 63,318 sq. ft. facility is slated to open in March 2024, and in line with the scheduled delivery of Emirates’ first Airbus A350 aircraft, the new training college will commence training its first batch of A350 pilots by June 2024.