Emirates Flight Training Academy takes delivery of first Embraer Phenom 100EV jet
It arrived in Dubai after an eight-day, 16,000-kilometre journey
The Emirates Flight Training Academy has received its first entry-level jet in Dubai.
The Embraer Phenom 100EV aircraft, registered A6-DWC, is the first of the five that will make up the training fleet of the Academy.
It arrived in Dubai after an eight-day journey across more than 16,000 kilometres and 11 countries having been ferried by two Embraer pilots in a 16-sector route via airports in the United States, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
Here it is spotted in Glasgow:
Emirates Flight Training Academy initially ordered five Phenom 100E business jets during the 2015 Dubai Airshow before upgrading its order to the new Phenom 100EV aircraft in July last year.
The Phenom 100EV features state-of-the-art avionics and the industry’s first ever touchscreen glass flight deck designed for light turbine aircraft, providing graphical flight planning training for cadets.
Emirates Flight Training Academy has also placed an order for 22 Cirrus SR22 G6 single-engine piston aircraft out of which six aircraft have already been delivered.
The academy, located near Dubai World Central in Dubai South, is scheduled to be officially inaugurated during the 2017 Dubai Airshow this month.
Updated: November 8, 2017 03:53 PM