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Airline pilot and cabin crew training alliance

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Airline pilot and cabin crew training alliance  - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United Arab Emirates Aircraft: Airplanes

Under the auspices of the Airways Aviation Group and Dynamic Advanced Training, and in the presence of AFM - Pilot Training Industry Market Intelligence the globally recognised aviation services corporation Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Ansett Aviation Training, global operator of pilot simulator training centres, have signed a MoU to foster and support each other’s existing and future customer base and strengthen UAE position as a leading global aviation service provider via new and innovative collaborations. Discussions around potential synergies between AAG and DAE commenced some years ago and likewise the relationships between the AAG, DAT and AAT have likewise been evolving in parallel with the objective of providing streamlined offerings and 'End to End Training Solutions’ to airlines to meet the critical and growing demands for Commercial Airline Pilots and Cabin Crew.

Romy Hawatt , Founder and Chairman of the Airways Aviation ESMA Group, commented: “The time is now right to move toward weaving together and solidifying these key relationships and to provide solutions via cooperation and mutual project partnerships. We most certainly can and will play important roles in providing the best ‘End to End Training’ to DAE’s airline client base as well as the airline market generally.” 

Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE, said, “We are excited to announce this co-operation with AAT, which will provide DAE’s airline customers with pilot training infrastructure for ATR 72-600 and Airbus A320 aircraft types at AAT’s new training centre in Dubai. DAE’s global network of customers and AAT’s international network of training centres will provide both companies an opportunity to enhance their product offerings to current and future customers.”

Mark Delany, Chief Executive Officer of AAT, stated: “Ansett Aviation Training is excited to cooperate with DAE, marking a significant milestone in our global expansion. Our new, advanced training center in Dubai South's Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub showcases our dedication to top-tier aviation training, featuring our state-of-the-art EASA certified ATR 72-600 simulator and upcoming Airbus A320 capabilities. This collaboration provides an important strategic opportunity to support DAE clients across the Middle East, Africa, India, and beyond, and promoting Dubai as a key player in global aviation services.”

DAE stands among the top ten global aircraft lessors, boasting an extensive portfolio that includes an owned, managed, and committed fleet nearing 500 aircraft. This fleet encompasses Airbus 67 ATR 72-600 aircraft and 168 Airbus Aircraft A320 family aircraft. With its headquarters in Dubai, DAE brings over three decades of leasing expertise, offering customised and comprehensive solutions to airlines to meet their fleet objectives.

Headquartered in Dubai, The Airways Aviation Group provides EASA - European Union Aviation Safety Agency, CASA and ICAO Airline Pilot theory and practical training across a number of international locations along with Cabin Crew Training in Europe, West Africa and Dubai in partnership with Dynamic Advanced Training headed by Mark Kammer .

AAT has recently inaugurated a cutting-edge training centre located within the world class Dynamic Advanced Training facilities located at Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Dubai South. The new AAT SIM Centre now provides top-tier training for pilots and flight crew from the Middle East, Africa, India, and further afield, utilising its newly installed and EASA-certified ATR 72-600 full flight simulator. AAT plans to expand the facility's offerings by including Airbus A320 training capabilities H2 2024. 

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