Gulf Air pilots set to train at Etihad facility

Gulf Air pilots set to train at Etihad facility
Executives of Etihad Aviation Training sign a contract with Gulf Air to offer full flight simulator training to Gulf Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots.

abu dhabi - Airline will dry lease flight simulators at Abu Dhabi training facility



By Staff Report

Published: Tue 4 Dec 2018, 3:48 PM

Last updated: Tue 4 Dec 2018, 5:50 PM

Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) has signed a contract with Gulf Air to offer full flight simulator training to Gulf Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots.

As part of the agreement, Gulf Air will dry lease EAT's full flight simulators at the training facility in Abu Dhabi. The training will be conducted by Gulf Air instructors at the Etihad Training facility.

Paolo La Cava, accountable director, EAT, said: "Etihad Aviation Training is pleased to welcome Gulf Air instructors and pilots to the comprehensive training facility in Abu Dhabi."

Gulf Air's chief operations officer Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Ismaeel said: "We are happy to work hand in hand with our friends in Etihad Aviation Training and use their facilities to train our flying crew. This is the start of ongoing projects with Etihad Airways and Etihad Aviation Training."

EAT currently boasts 11 full flight simulators (FFS), including 3 Airbus A320 FFS devices and 2 Boeing 787 devices. The facility is expanding and will soon open a third B787 FFS device which will be available in Abu Dhabi to third party customers.

In addition to the Abu Dhabi facility, EAT operates a flight training college in Al Ain offering a cadet pilot training programme.

- business@khaleejtimes.com


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