Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA), the world class flight training facility developed by Emirates, and the National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN), a not-for-profit vocational training institute in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share their expertise and jointly promote their training programmes and exchange cadets pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians in training between the two academies.
The MoU was signed by Captain Abdulla Al Hammadi, Vice President Emirates Flight Training Academy and Mohammed T. Al Subaie, Director General of the National Aviation Academy, in the presence of HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh and HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President & Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH). This collaboration reflects the shared interests between the two academies and the strong bond between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
“The Emirates Flight Training Academy is very pleased to partner with the National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN). This collaboration will help develop the talent pool supporting the future growth of the aviation industry in our region. We look forward to working closely with the TAYARAN to provide our expertise and share our advanced state-of-the-art technology and curriculum, as well as create a platform for a mutually beneficial exchange between aspiring young aviation professionals from cadets pilots to world class maintenance technicians,” said Captain Abdulla Al Hammadi, Vice President Emirates Flight Training Academy.
About the Emirates Flight Training Academy: The Emirates Flight Training Academy is a world-class flight training facility located near Dubai World Central (DWC) airport in Dubai South inaugurated in 2017. The facility spreads over an area that’s almost the size of 200 football fields with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. This includes 36 ground school classrooms, ground-based simulators, an 1800 sq. m dedicated runway, an independent air traffic control tower, a maintenance centre, modern training aircraft fleet, a fully operational private airport, as well as accommodation and recreational facilities for cadets. Today, over 200 UAE nationals are enrolled in EFTA’s National Cadet Pilot Programme.