The Emirates Flight Training Academy has received the first of five Embraer Phenom 100EV entry-level jets ahead of the official inauguration of the Academy at the upcoming Dubai Airshow.
The Emirates Flight Training Academy, a launch customer for the new Phenom aircraft, has taken delivery of its first Embraer Phenom 100EV entry-level jet in Dubai. The aircraft, A6-DWC, is the first of the five Phenom 100EVs that will make up the training fleet of the Academy. A6-DWC is the eighth Phenom 100EV aircraft manufactured by Embraer.
The Emirates Flight Training Academy placed an order for five Phenom 100E business jets at the 2015 Dubai Air Show. In July 2016, the Academy upgraded its order to the new Phenom 100EV aircraft, becoming one of its launch customers and the first in the world to use the Phenom 100EV as a training platform for cadets.
The Phenom 100EV is an evolution of the Phenom 100E featuring state-of-the-art avionics and the industry’s first ever touchscreen glass flight deck designed for light turbine aircraft, providing graphical flight planning training for cadets.
In addition to the five Embraer Phenom 100EV aircraft, the Emirates Flight Training Academy has placed an order for 22 Cirrus SR22 G6 single-engine piston aircraft out of which six aircraft have already been delivered.
The Emirates Flight Training Academy, located near Dubai World Central (DWC) airport in Dubai South, is scheduled to be officially inaugurated during the 2017 Dubai Airshow.