Emirates Flight Training Academy has signed a firm order for five Phenom 100E business jets, with options for five more aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017.
“Industry forecasts show growth in the need of pilots, particularly over the next few years,” says Adel Al Redha, Emirates executive VP and COO. “The Middle East and the Gulf region will have the highest demand for pilots to support its expansion and the introduction of new aircraft. This move is our investment and response to a pressing need.”
The Phenom 100E was designed for high utilisation and offers an integrated cockpit, docile flying characteristics and low maintenance and operating costs.