Emirates Flight Training Academy receives first aircraft

Emirates Flight Training Academy receives first aircraft

Emirates Flight Training Academy has taken delivery of its first two Cirrus SR22 G6 training aircraft in Dubai. These are the first of the 22 single-piston engine Cirrus aircraft that have been ordered by the Academy to train pilots.

The two Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft, A6-CTA and A6-CTB, landed in Dubai following a journey spanning over 13,000 kilometres from Duluth, Minnesota to Knoxville, Tennessee for inspection, then an 11-stop journey through 10 countries, including stopovers at Iceland, Scotland, Venice, Crete, Aqaba, Bahrain, flying an average of over five hours a day.

The Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft has a modern composite airframe, two 12” flight displays; a flight management system keypad controller and an integrated engine indication and crew alerting system. The aircraft has a range of up to 1,207 nautical miles (1,943 kilometres) at speeds of 183 knots (340Km/H) TAS True Air Speed.

Emirates Flight Training Academy is scheduled to open in November 2017. The size of 200 football fields, it features classrooms, ground based simulators, a 1,800 sqm dedicated runway, an independent air traffic control tower, maintenance centre, plus accommodation and recreational facilities for cadets.

See a 360 video of the craft arriving in Dubai below:

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