[Avionics Today 11-04-2015] Emirates Flight Training Academy has signed a firm order for five Embraer Phenom 100E business jets, plus options for five more aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017.
Phenom 100E business jet. Photo: Embraer Executive Jets.
The Phenom 100E was designed for high use and offers an integrated cockpit, docile flying characteristics, and low maintenance and operating costs, making it a useful airplane for pilot jet training. The Phenom 100E is already serving flight schools in the U.S., Finland and Australia.
"Industry forecasts show growth in the need of pilots, particularly over the next few years. The Middle East and the Gulf region will have the highest demand for pilots to support its expansion and introduction of new aircraft. The Emirates Flight Training Academy is our investment and response to this pressing need. The academy will offer training programs using the latest available technology and advanced aircraft.” Said Adel Al Redha, Emirates' executive vice president and COO.