Emirates Flight Training Academy Bolsters Ab Initio Training Program

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter with Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, leaves Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, after its companion helicopter completed a low-cost, low-altitude aerial resupply exercise with Paratroopers of 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist Brigade), May 15, 2010. The helicopter is flying passengers to Ramadi, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, 1/82 AAB, USD-C)

The Emirates Flight Training Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement with TRU Simulation + Training – Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company – to supply six new flight simulators (FSTDs) with mini-motion systems. Supporting the center’s ab initio training program, three devices will be configured as Cirrus SR22 G6 FNPT2 and three as Embraer Phenom 100EV FTD Level II/MCC.

The Academy worked closely with TRU during the development of the mini-motion FSTDs to create a hybrid device that uniquely serves the training needs of airline cadets. The simulators are built on TRU’s ODYSSEY 7 hybrid full flight simulator which allows cadets to experience flight cues, which are vital as they develop their sense-based knowledge foundation on how to respond to real life scenarios. The simulators will be installed at the Academy in 2018.

“The Emirates Flight Training Academy is committed to harnessing the latest in aviation technology to provide an immersive, engaging and more realistic training experience for our cadets,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief operations officer. “We’ve invested in some of the most advanced flight training aircraft for our cadets, and investing in an innovative and robust training platform for flight simulation is the next logical step.”

Ian Walsh, TRU President & CEO, stated that, “From ab initio devices to simulators for their larger aircraft that serve the air transport market, TRU looks forward to a long-term partnership in providing a total training solution to the Emirates Flight Training Academy. We’re confident that the fidelity of our SR-22 and P100EV devices will provide a superior training environment for the students.”