Emirates CAE Flight Training
Emirates-CAE Flight Training provides aviation-related courses for commercial and business carriers in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, and South America primarily aimed at flight-deck crew and maintenance personnel.
The joint venture between the Emirates Group and CAE Inc of Canada – a world leader in the field of aircraft simulators – is located in the Emirates Aviation College campus, near Dubai International airport.
ECFT, as the joint venture is known, is the first facility of its kind in the Middle East to be approved by Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and U.A.E (GCAA) Standards. ECFT works in close collaboration with more than 20 different national aviation authorities to ensure that the later specific requirements are fulfilled in addition to the requirements of JAA, FAA and GCAA.
The 14-bay centre houses 12 full-flight simulators including two Airbus A320/ACJs, and Airbus A330/340, a Boeing 777, two Boeing 737 NG/BBJs, a Gulfstream IV and a Gulfstream V/550, a Hawker 800/800XP, a Hawker 800 XCPi, a Global Express and a Bell Helicopter 412. The centre will add a Falcon 900EX/2000EX early in 2011.
The state-of-the-art simulators have breakthrough visual realism, cockpit replication, high-fidelity avionics simulation and flight and ground-handling characteristics indistinguishable from an operational aircraft.
ECFT offers a range of simulated aircraft types and type-rated courses, covering business jets, as well as narrow and wide-body commercial jets. The centre offers courses in pilot and maintenance training.
Most of theses simulators are certified by the JAA, FAA or GCAA.
There is also a flight training centre located in Bangalore, India which operates three full time flight simulators, two A320s and a 737.