Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) announced a long-term pilot training agreement with flydubai, a Dubai-based carrier. This arrangement will provide instruction on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to those interested in having an opportunity to fly for flydubai. The programme is offered to commercial pilots who have less than 1,500 flying hours. The programme is currently underway at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) and Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) centres.

As the aviation industry in the Middle East continues to grow, training facilities for pilots to gain additional experience and skills are essential. This programme demonstrates the commitment of ECFT and flydubai to ensuring pilots are offered world-class training opportunities.

The ECFT type-rating programme represents an opportunity for low-hour commercial pilots to accumulate the required number of flying hours and become type rated. Upon successful completion of the programme, pilots will be able to apply for any potential vacancies at flydubai and may then be invited to undergo a comprehensive evaluation and interview process.

“flydubai pilots have trained solely with ECFT since the airline’s beginning. The trademark of ECFT’s training is defined by high-quality,” said Kenneth Gile, Chief Operating Officer at flydubai. “With our focus on safety and passenger confidence, we seek to hire the best talent in the industry and have chosen ECFT as a trusted partner to help us find qualified pilots to join our team of passionate and dedicated people.”

“Identifying and training qualified pilot candidates for growing airlines such as flydubai is an important element of the portfolio of products and services CAE offers to airlines,” said Walter Visser, Managing Director of Emirates-CAE Flight Training. “Our mission is to be the training partner of choice for our customers and this programme is another example of how we work with our customers to cater to their specific training needs. Our instructional programmes use innovative methodologies and best-in-class instructors to ensure the safety and efficiency of our customer operations.”

Pilots interested in the training programme can visit https://pilot.cae.com/Programs/FlyDubai.aspx to register for the training programme. Pilots should be between 20 and 30 years old, hold a valid 1st Class Medical and have a commercial pilot license (CPL/IR Multi Engine with MCC or Frozen ATPL with a good educational background specifically in English, physics and mathematics) with a minimum of 220 flying

hours. To obtain detailed information about the programme’s entry requirements, visit the website mentioned above. This website is the only method to apply for this programme and any subsequent job opportunities at flydubai.

About Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT)

ECFT is jointly operated by Emirates, one of the world's fastest-growing airlines and CAE, a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The original facility, housed in a training centre adjacent to the Emirates Aviation College in Garhoud, Dubai, was the first training centre of its kind in the Middle East to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). A second facility, located in the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), was inaugurated in May 2013.

ECFT services over 200 aviation clients and trains more than 10,000 pilots and technicians a year on a range of Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft types. Commercial airlines, business aircraft and helicopter operators also train their crews and maintenance staff at ECFT. In addition, management works in close collaboration with more than 20 different National Aviation Authorities to ensure that their specific requirements are also fulfilled.

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defense and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training center solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually. www.cae.com

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About flydubai

Dubai-based flydubai strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has:

  • Created a network of more than 86 destinations, with 23 new routes announced so far in 2014.
  • Opened up 54 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • Built up a fleet of over 40 new aircraft and will take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023.
  • In addition, flydubai’s agility and flexibility as a young airline has enhanced Dubai’s economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai’s vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.

For more information about flydubai services, please visit flydubai.com.

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Nathalie Bourque, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, +1-514-734-5788, [email protected]

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