Emirates has announced that it’ll soon build a new advanced training facility. This will be to prepare for its Airbus A350s and Boeing 777Xs that will join the fleet in the coming years.
The airline says six full-flight simulator bays will be built inside the 63,318 sq. ft facility. In total, it equates to a US 135 million investment.
The 777X and A350 will play a pivotal role in Emirates’ future long-haul fleet. Therefore, plotting for its arrival, training crews, and more are all essential.
Emirates says that the facility will open in 2024 in time for the first delivery of the A350. The first A350 delivery is expected for 2024 as well. With a March opening, Emirates believes by June 2024, training will begin on the first batch of A350 pilots.
The airline can expand its pilot training capacity by 54% annually thanks to the new facilities. This remarkable growth makes Dubai a central hub for training in the industry. Dubai has the Emirates Flight Training Academy, the Cabin Crew Training Centre, Emirates Aviation University, and many other programs.
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.His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group