New airline pilot route for GCC Arab states

Aspiring pilots in the GCC states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) have a new option for training.

Airways Aviation and Emirates Aviation Services have formed a partnership to offer a direct pathway to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) in the UAE through to a Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) in Europe or Australia. Emirates Aviation Services will deliver the Airways Aviation core MPL training programme in Dubai.

Ian Cooper, CEO, Airways Aviation, said, “The UAE is an important region for Airways Aviation. Middle Eastern airlines are highly desired by prospective pilots, so it makes complete sense for us to partner with Emirates Aviation Services, an established training provider in the UAE. We are now working together to provide high-quality airline pilot training for local students and a direct pathway onto the flight line.”

Abdullah Al Ansari, director, Emirates Aviation Services, said, “This partnership with Airways Aviation will enable us to achieve our vision of being a leading training provider of airline pilots. Utilising the company’s exceptional quality of training programmes and senior teaching staff, we’re confident that we will produce some of the best pilots in the UAE.”

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