Record-breaking 2014 for Emirates Aviation College

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Record-breaking 2014 for Emirates Aviation College

In 2014, Emirates invested about Dh73 million in cabin crew training which saw a total of 4,280 new cabin crew or ‘ab initios’ graduating from the facility.

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Published: Mon 16 Mar 2015, 11:10 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:18 AM

Emirates invested about Dh73 million in cabin crew training which saw a total of 4,280 new cabin crew. — Supplied photo

Emirates invested about Dh73 million in cabin crew training which saw a total of 4,280 new cabin crew. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Emirates Aviation College, or EAC-Crew Training has reported a record-breaking year for 2014, with over 33,000 attendees in various training courses (with some crew members attending multiple courses in a year). Covering different disciplines from safety & emergency procedures, medical training, service and image, the training college caters to both new cabin crew recruits as well as existing crew.

In 2014, Emirates invested about Dh73 million in cabin crew training which saw a total of 4,280 new cabin crew or ‘ab initios’ graduating from the facility. 4,136 existing crew trained for a cabin upgrade, 534 cabin crew graduated to be Pursers and 17,650 crew participated in their Recurrent training — a mandatory course crew undertake every year.  To meet this training demand, EAC-Crew Training operated at an average of 17 hours per day, conducting 3,994 courses equivalent to 245,262 training days.

“The depth and diversity of our training operations is fundamental to the great service that we offer on Emirates, and it is something that we will always invest in. 2014 has been a busy year for the Cabin Crew Training team and it reflects the exponential growth of Emirates. We finished the year with a team of nearly 20,000 cabin crew,” said Catherine Baird, senior vice-president Cabin Crew Training, Emirates.

“Emirates has become the airline of choice for those who dream of pursuing a career as cabin crew and other exciting roles in aviation. This year we have had up to 120 new recruits joining us each week.”

Opened in 2007, the EAC Crew Training facility supports training in a number of key learning areas for new recruits, the ab-initios, who undergo an intense 7.5 weeks of training.  

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