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Etihad Aviation Training re-launched in Abu Dhabi


Etihad Aviation Training, part of Etihad Aviation Group, has re-launched its aviation training organisation with the aim of becoming a comprehensive aviation training facility in the world.

Based at two locations in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Aviation Training, previously known as Etihad Flight College, is a commercially-focused business open to external customers, while retaining the operational and safety values that have underpinned Etihad’s training services to-date.

Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Etihad Aviation Training is an ambitious enterprise, pursuing its mandate to provide outstanding training services to a global audience. The growth of business will mirror the expansion of global training market and we are excited about our expanding portfolio of programmes and products. These services are accessible to both Etihad Airways and now, for the first time, to external customers.”

Etihad Aviation Training offers a wide range of training products and services, including airline training, type rating, cabin crew safety training, instructor training and cadet programmes, and aircraft maintenance training, making it one of the largest training facilities in the Middle East.

There are 10 full-flight simulators currently in operation at with two additional devices arriving later this year, including the first Airbus A350-900 and a third Boeing 787-9. This will enable Etihad Aviation Training to take advantage of the increasing global training demand, particularly from within the GCC, Europe, Indian sub-continent, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Etihad Aviation Training’s packages are complemented by the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) and Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) programmes that are delivered from the company’s well-established Flight Training Organisation based in Al Ain.