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Dubai Airshow: Oxford bags new training devices

Posted 19 November 2019 · Add Comment

Pilot training company, CAE, is to provide a fixed training device (FTD) and full-flight simulator (FFS) configured as an Airbus A320 to OxfordSaudia, the Saudi training company set up two years ago as an authorised CAE centre.


CAE will also provide operators and maintenance staff for the simulators.

Captain Larry Wade, CEO of OxfordSaudia, said: “We started the foundation course in September 2018. We have 1,000 applicants screened from a total of 37,000, and we will continue to screen them as they progress through intensive courses in maths, physics and English. We have 70 students about to start the flight-training phase.”

OxfordSaudia students will train on an FAA-like CPL/IR course and, once qualified, will go on to an A320 type rating with the school. The full course, from selection and foundation course, right through to CPL and type rating, costs 350,000 riyals - about $93,000.

So far, 50 female students have successfully gone through the initial screening and will be the first females to be trained as a commercial pilot within Saudi.

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