flydubai Launches Boeing 737 Training Facility at Dubai Airport Freezone
Thursday, 01 March 2012
flydubai, Dubai’s low cost airline, formally launched today a certified Boeing 737 training center located at Dubai Airport Feezone (DAF). According to the airline, the center is the only certified Boeing 737 facility in the UAE. The facility has been approved by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

It was built at a cost of more than AED 2 million, that includes a fire and smoke training simulator, four large classrooms and a dedicated computer-based training room. It is an expansion of the original training center, launched August 2010, housing a 737 door trainer, emergency training slide, pilot training seat and four traditional classrooms.

flydubai seeks to conduct cabin and flight deck crews training to other airlines.  While flydubai trains all its cabin crew in-house, from entry level to supervisors. All cabin crew undergo a five-week course prior to their first flight, covering cabin service, first aid, safety and security training. The airline also conducts recurrent training for both cabin and flight deck crews

flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “Today is a very exciting day for flydubai. I am very proud of the efforts the team has made to create a training centre of this calibre. We have now had 30 batches of cabin crew graduate from our internal programme and I look forward to seeing more complete this world-leading training as well as welcoming other airlines to take advantage of the excellent training facilities we have here.”

Director General of Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZ), Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, said: “Today’s opening not only highlights the excellent facility flydubai has built here at the Freezone, but also shows the flexibility of our facilities to cater for diverse business activities. I wish flydubai every success for its training centre and look forward to welcoming more crews to Dubai to train here.”

Source: flydubai