November 14, 2011

Jeppesen Teams with Emirates Aviation College to Provide Pilot Training Program to Help Address Expected Pilot Demand

Jeppesen’s industry-leading ab initio pilot training courses will be provided for candidate Emirates Aviation College student pilot learning through the service agreement

Englewood, Colo. | 14 Nov 2011 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, has entered into a new contract agreement with Dubai-based Emirates Aviation College to provide Jeppesen Training courses through the College, a leading aviation education facility in the region. Jeppesen’s industry-leading ab initio pilot training courses will be provided for candidate Emirates Aviation College student pilot learning through the service agreement.

Boeing forecasts a global need for 460,000 new commercial airline pilots over the next 20 years. Facing this expected future pilot demand, Jeppesen solutions help to address this aviation industry issue by providing vital training programs that incorporate new technologies and methods of learning that resonate with today’s student pilots. Partnering with best in class flight schools allows for integration of Jeppesen training courses within established curriculum that is familiar for enrolled student pilots.

“It is a strategic collaboration between Emirates Aviation College and Jeppesen to offer the region’s first of its kind JAA ab initio pilot training program,” said Dr. Ahmad Al Ali, senior vice president, Emirates Aviation College. “We have gathered the necessary tools, skills, support and expertise to offer training to produce the highest quality pilots for the industry to assist in meeting the future demand for highly skilled professional airline pilots.”

“Jeppesen is working toward addressing the pressing pilot shortage the aviation industry is facing by creating interactive training programs that are highly effective in preparing the next generation of pilots and technicians for the demands of the profession,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. “Our partnership with Emirates Aviation College is a shining example of integrating Jeppesen ab initio training programs with top institutions of aviation learning to provide today’s students and tomorrow’s pilots with a foundation of knowledge needed for success.”

To further develop effective training programs to reach the next generation of student pilots, Boeing Flight Services is working to establish an integrated total flight training solution. The integrated program would allow students to progress from ab initio training and graduate to Boeing Jet Bridge and Type Rating instruction.

“This agreement is part of Boeing’s commitment to support our customers worldwide as together we face an increased demand for pilots,” said Roei Ganzarski chief customer officer, Boeing Flight Services. “The Middle East is growing at a tremendous pace and together with Emirates Aviation College we can create a pipeline of competent and well-qualified pilots.”

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