Etihad relaunches its aviation training academy

The commercially-focused business is open to external customers

Etihad Aviation Training has relaunched its aviation training organisation, one of the largest training facilities in the Middle East.

Based in two locations in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Aviation Training – which was previously known as the Etihad Flight College – is a commercially-focused business open to external customers.

It offers a number of training products and services, including airline training, type rating, cabin crew safety training, instructor training, cadet programmes and aircraft maintenance training.

“Etihad Aviation Training is an ambitious enterprise, pursuing its mandate to provide outstanding training services to a global audience,” said Tony Douglas, group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group.

“The growth of the business will mirror the expansion of the 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,” he added.

According to Etihad Aviation Training, ten full-flight simulators are currently in operation, with two additional devices arriving later this year, including the first Airbus A350-900 and a third Boeing 787-9.

“By expanding and redeveloping our facilities within the UAE, we are able to offer a one-stop solution to our customers from individual pilots to global airlines,” said Captain Paolo La Cava, director of Etihad Aviation Training. “I’m confident that we will grow to become a globally recognised aviation training centre.”