The first two of 22 Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft completed the 13,000km trip from Duluth, Minnesota to Dubai, passing through 11 stops in 10 countries.
Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state of the art flight training facility scheduled to open in November 2017, has taken delivery of its first two Cirrus SR22 G6 training aircraft in Dubai. These are the first of the 22 single-piston engine Cirrus aircraft that have been ordered by the Academy for ab initio pilot training.
The two Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft, A6-CTA and A6-CTB, landed in Dubai following a transatlantic journey spanning over 13,000km.
The Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft will form the backbone of the training fleet of the Emirates Flight Training Academy. The aircraft has a modern composite airframe; two large 12” flight displays; a flight management system keypad controller and an integrated engine indication and crew alerting system. The aircraft has a range of up to 1,207 nautical miles (1,943km) at speeds of 183 knots (340km/h) TAS True Air Speed.
In addition to the 22 Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft, the Academy has also placed an order for five twin-jet Embraer Phenom 100EV aircraft, becoming the first flight training organisation in the world to use the Phenom 100EV platform for training cadets.
The Academy, located near Dubai World Central (DWC) airport in Dubai South, aims to be one of the most advanced flight training facilities in the world. The facility will include classrooms, ground-based simulators, 1,800m dedicated runway, independent air traffic control tower and maintenance centre in addition to accommodation and recreational facilities for cadets.