Etihad Flight College recently signed a purchase agreement for four Embraer Phenom 100E aircraft, and options for three additional aircraft of the same model.
The deal is valued at about US$ 30 million, based on current list prices. If all options are exercised, deliveries of the aircraft to Etihad Flight College will start in Q1 2016.
The college was established to train ab-initio pilots for the airline’s expanding fleet. It also currently provides fixed wing training for up to 120 Emirati and international cadets annually.
The delivery of four new Embraer Phenom 100E aircraft will bring to 20 number of aircraft in the trainer fleet, which also includes 10 Cessna 172SP Skyhawk and six Diamond DA42NG aircraft.