Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

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.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Arabian Adventures MICE wins SITE Crystal Award

For the second time in three years, Arabian Adventures Meetings, Incentives & Events (MICE) has won the prestigious SITE Crystal Award for Excellence in Incentive Travel, Africa and the Middle East.

Emirates wins two awards at 2019 ULTRAS

Emirates has picked up ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best First Class’ at the prestigious 2019 ULTRAs. Voted by the hundreds of thousands of readers of The Telegraph’s luxury travel magazines Ultratravel UK and Ultratravel Middle

Gulf air welcomes new Bahraini aircraft maintenance technicians

Gulf Air has welcomed a new batch of 22 Bahraini aircraft maintenance technicians who have recently joined the airline and began their training programme. With this recruitment Gulf Air has reached 90% Bahrainisation in the position of

AIME leaps into digital

Airlines are encouraged to take a quantum leap into digital and learn to think like the world’s largest innovators and disruptors in February.

New acting president and CEO for Alsalam Aerospace Industries

Alsalam Aerospace Industries has appointe Karl E. Jeppesen as Acting President and CEO, starting on 12 January, 2020.

Emirates to launch services to Penang via Singapore

Emirates plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Penang International Airport, via Singapore , from 9 April 2020.

AVMENA20 SK1309100620
See us at
AIME BT0801260220FIL20BT140124720AVMENA20 BT1309100620AVAFA20BT2607050320Sofex BT2611020420SaudiAirshow21BT2011180221MRO_BT161219260220