In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy training aircraft Cirrus SR22 G6
The light aircraft are the first of the 22 single-piston engine Cirrus aircraft that have been ordered by the academy to train 'ab initio', or beginner, pilots.
The two Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft, A6-CTA and A6-CTB, landed in Dubai following a transatlantic journey spanning over 13,000 kilometres. Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state-of-the art flight training facility being developed by Emirates to respond to the global aviation industry’s need for pilots, has taken delivery of its first two Cirrus SR22 G6 training aircraft in Dubai. The Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft will form the backbone of the Emirates Flight Training Academy’s training fleet. These are the first of the 22 single-piston engine Cirrus aircraft that have been ordered by the Academy to train ab initio pilots. In addition to the 22 Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft, Emirates Flight Training Academy has also placed an order for five twin-jet Embraer Phenom 100EV aircraft, becoming the first flight training organisation in the world to use the Phenom 100EV platform for training cadets.