Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT), the joint venture between Emirates and CAE, announced at the 2015 Dubai Airshow that it has signed a five-year business aviation training agreement with Arab Wings to expand its training program with ECFT from 3 to 11 aircraft types.
“We have had a very productive relationship with Emirates-CAE Flight Training for the last four years,” said Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, CEO of Arab Wings. “Based on the strength of our training experience we were very comfortable expanding the relationship to the rest of our fleet and consolidating our entire training under one provider.”
“We are proud to expand our training partnership with Arab Wings,” said Walter Visser, Emirates-CAE Flight Training Managing Director. “We look forward to continuing to provide the high-quality training and customer service they have come to expect over the course of this agreement.”
ECFT will be providing training services on 11 different aircraft types including models for Bombardier, Gulfstream, Cessna, Hawker and Embraer. It will be conducted in 5 locations of CAE’s global training network, Dubai, UAE; Burgess Hill, United Kingdom; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dallas, Texas, in the United States; and Madrid, Spain
About Arab Wings
Arab Wings was established in 1975 and stands as the first private jet charter operator in the Middle East. Based in Jordan, Arab Wings has taken its place as the regional leader in safety, quality and customer service amongst its peers. Arab Wings services today include ad-hoc charter, air ambulance service, aircraft management, dedicated aircraft for special missions and a certified aircraft maintenance centre. Arab Wings is also certified to do handling services out of all airports in Jordan. In 2010 Gulf wings, Arab Wings sister company was granted its aircraft operating certificate (AOC) in the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, in 2013 established Iraq Gate Company in Iraq to be the first Business Aircraft operator in Iraq. This achievement added to the flexibility our group could offer to its clients.
Arab Wings and Gulf Wings are owned by the International Wings Group (IWG). IWG also owns the Royal Jordanian Air Academy (www.royalflight.com) and Queen Noor Technical College (www.qnac.edu.jo).
About Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT)
ECFT is jointly operated by Emirates airline, a global connector of people, places and economies, and CAE, a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The original facility 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). The second facility, located in the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), was inaugurated in May 2013.
ECFT services over 200 aviation clients and trains more than 11,000 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 30 different National Aviation Authorities to ensure that their specific requirements are also fulfilled.
Since its launch in 1985, Emirates Airline has received more than 500 international awards in recognition of its efforts to provide unsurpassed levels of customer service. The airline has experienced rapid and consistent growth, and has been profitable for the last 27 consecutive years. Financially self-sustained and unprotected, Emirates carried 49.3 million passengers in the 2014-15 financial year and declared a net profit of US$ 1.5 billion. Its all wide-bodied fleet of over 240 aircraft includes 15 freighters and is among the youngest in the skies. Emirates operates services to 147 destinations in 79 countries/territories in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Far East and Australasia.
CAE is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals. www.cae.com About Emirates
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