The first students at the Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Flight Academy will take to the air in March, it was announced at the show yesterday after the announcement that the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approved the DAE Flight Academy’s integrated ATPL curriculum. The academy’s first two Cirrus SR22 G3 training aircraft are on the static park at the show.
George Ebbs, president and chief executive of DAE University said: “The GCAA approval is an important milestone in our aviation education strategy. In approving our curriculum the UAE GCAA has set a very high standard for the academy but one which we can meet.
“With our unique bank of instructional and training methodologies we aim to establish the academy as a key centre for professional aviation pilot training, regionally and globally.”
Comfortably housed in 48,000ft2 of hangar and classroom space, the DAE Flight Academy’s advanced training syllabus – used by a highly successful programme in the U