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: