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Etihad Aviation Training (EAT), part of the Etihad Aviation Group, has signed a contract with Israir Airlines to offer Full-Flight Simulator pilot training for Israir Airlines’ Airbus A320 pilots
As part of the agreement, Israir will dry lease EAT’s Full-Flight Simulators at the training facility located in Abu Dhabi. The training will be conducted by Israir instructors at the Etihad training facility.
Paolo La Cava, managing director at Etihad Aviation Training, commented, “Following Etihad’s announcement to commence services to Tel Aviv, EAT is delighted to further commercial opportunities with Israel by providing comprehensive aviation training services to Israir Airlines.”
EAT offers a wide range of training products and services, including airline training, type rating, cabin crew safety training, instructor training, cadet programmes, and aircraft maintenance training making it one of the largest training facilities in the Middle East.
“Continuing our commitment to providing highly skilled pilots by offering training facilities, EAT is looking forward to working with Israir Airlines and is anticipating further collaboration with the airline to cement this landmark agreement,” added La Cava.
Uri Sirkis, CEO of Israir Airlines, said, “Close to the signing of the Abraham Accords peace agreement, I met Tony Douglas, group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group and managing director of Etihad Aviation Training, Paolo La Cava, at Etihad Headquarters. The short visit revealed to me a rare opportunity to use the EAT simulator facility, just a three-hour flight away from Israel.
“Beyond the economic and professional benefits, I believe that the more meeting points we find between the countries, the stronger the tourism movement will be.”