Emirates Airline picks Cirrus aircraft for flight training academy fleet

Cirrus Aircraft said that Emirates Flight Training Academy has selected the technologically advanced SR22 for its primary training aircraft.

A fleet of 22 Cirrus SR22 aircraft will lead pilot training at Al Maktoum International-Dubai World Central Airport in support of the Emirates´ National Cadet Pilot Programme.

The Cirrus fleet of SR22s selected by Emirates offers a broad range of industry leading capabilities that will prepare cadets to fly Emirates´ commercial airliners on global routes. Cirrus standard safety equipment, such as the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) and composite structures, will also allow these future Emirates pilots to train day in and day out with the best safety innovations available today.

In 1985, Emirates flew its first routes out of Dubai with just two aircraft. Now, it has evolved into one of the fastest growing, most innovative airlines in the world with a fleet of more than 240 aircraft that fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries.

Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. All Cirrus aircraft are made in the US with a direct sales force in North America and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd (CAIGA).