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In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy displays training aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

EFTA showcases its cadet training programme and two of the 27 aircraft in its fleet of Cirrus SR22 and Very Light Jet (VLJ) Embraer Phenom 100EV aircraft on display for visitors.

In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy displays training aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

EFTA showcased two of its aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy displays training aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

EFTA’s aim is to train young and keen talent who will become career-ready after graduation and help address the regional and global shortage of skilled commercial pilots. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy displays training aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

Cadets will be training on EFTA’s six simulators, which have been modelled and configured for the two aircraft types in the fleet. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy displays training aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

A slice of fleet – a few of the Cirrus SR22 and Embraer Phenom 100EV in EFTA’s fleet. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy displays training aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

High-flying cadets

EFTA is currently running at peak with 252 students, including 11 female cadets, drawn from seven nationalities. The Academy has recently inducted its 17th cohort, with the first cohort of around 17 students all set to graduate in March 2020. Image: @EmiratesFTA

In pictures: Emirates Flight Training Academy displays training aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2019

Flying simulators

EFTA has just received its sixth spanking-new simulator, which now graces the massive training facility near Dubai World Central. The Academy was the launch customer for these six mini full-motion flight simulation training devices, which are the first of their kind in the global aviation industry. The six simulators, three each, have been modelled and configured for training cadets on the two aircraft types in its fleet. Image: @EmiratesFTA