The Emirates Flight Training Academy has signed a firm order for five Phenom 100E business jets, with options on a further five. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017.
“Emirates’ dedicated flight training center offers one of the industry’s most innovative and advanced airline pilot training programs.”
Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets said: “Emirates’ dedicated flight training center offers one of the industry’s most innovative and advanced airline pilot training programs. We are pleased to be one of Emirates’ key partners by providing them the jet training aircraft adopted to fulfill their future demand for highly skilled professional airline pilots.”
The Phenom 100E is already serving flight schools in the U.S., Finland and Australia.
“Industry forecasts show growth in the need of pilots, particularly over the next few years.”
Adel Al Redha, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Emirates said: “Industry forecasts show growth in the need of pilots, particularly over the next few years. The Middle East and the Gulf region will have the highest demand for pilots to support its expansion and introduction of new aircraft.”
“The Emirates Flight Training Academy is our investment and response to this pressing need. The academy will offer training programs using the latest available technology and advanced aircraft. Our decision to purchase these new aircraft for training underscores our commitment to equip the Academy, as well as the aviation industry, with the infrastructure needed to produce a highly-skilled pilot workforce. While the biggest beneficiary of this program is Emirates, it’s our plan to offer the program to external candidates around the world,” added Al Redha.
As part of the signing ceremony celebration, one Phenom 100E in the Emirates Flight Training Academy’s livery will be on static display at the Dubai Airshow from 8-12 November 2015.