Etihad Flight College, a wholly owned subsidiary of Etihad Airways, has signed a contract for the purchase of four aircraft Embraer Phenom 100E and to further three aircraft of the same model.
The agreement, based on the current price list, It is estimated approximately 30 millions of dollars, If all contract options will be, and deliveries of aircraft to Etihad Flight College are planned starting from the first quarter of 2016.
Based in Al Ain, Etihad Flight College was established to train pilots who will be employed on the rapidly expanding fleet of the airline, and currently provides training for fixed wing aircraft 120 International cadets and UAE nationals each year.
Delivery of four new aircraft Embraer Phenom 100E will 20 the number of aircraft available to fleet training school, that also includes ten Cessna Skyhawk 172SP and six Diamond DA42NG.
“As the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, for us it is vital to establish a high-level training to support the training and development of local workforce of the Emirates, at the same time providing a source of well-trained pilots and highly qualified for our growing operations “, said Richard Hill, Chief Operations Officer of Etihad Airways.
“The degree of technology, performance and reliability of Phenom 100E makes a basic training platform ideal for making our cadets to line operations.”
Source: The Flight