Fujairah Aviation Academy - (Private)

With over 20 years of commercial aviation training experience behind us, your professional flight training is in safe hands.FUJAIRAH AVIATION ACADEMY, formerly known as Fujairah Aviation Centre, was originally founded in 1986 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saleh Mohammed Hamad al Sharqi and as one of the schools first students and still a keen pilot himself, Sheikh Saleh continues to promote and support interest and knowledge within the aviation industry to aspiring pilots.

Fujairah itself enjoys an outstanding climate on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates and the Academy has the great advantage of operating from it's own airport. This boasts a 12000ft runway, navigational beacons enabling instrument training for VOR, NDB and ILS approaches thus allowing unequalled access and operational conditions for flight training.

Over the first twenty years, FUJAIRAH AVIATION ACADEMY has provided professional aviation training for the Private Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence. With the emergence of the UAE as a world class business centre bringing innovation, expertise and technology to the region, we enter into our third decade being proud to introduce an Academy of Aviation Excellence in the form of the first dedicated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) training organization in the Middle East.

All flight training is conducted in the high technology Diamond aircraft (DA40 and DA42), which are equipped with the very latest in FADEC engine computers and airline standard "glass cockpits". This is complimented by, and fully integrated with, additional training in the Alsim Flight Navigation & Procedures Trainer (FNPT II). All ground training is conducted in modern, well equipped, air-conditioned lecture rooms. All training courses for the Private Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence are fully booked until mid 2008 and the Academy is not accepting bookings for these courses at the present time.
Curriculum / Programs
Flight Training;

Airline Transport Pilot's Licence (ATPL) :

The ATPL integrated course of training is available to students with no flying experience whatsoever, but is subject to certain academic and other requirements.
It is the first integrated course of its kind in the Middle East and the Academy offers two ATPL courses of training:


This course of training is approved by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority for the issue of a national ATPL, where all the ground and flight training is conducted by Fujairah Aviation Academy at Fujairah International Airport, UAE.


This course of training contracted in collaboration with Cabair College of Air Training, is approved for the Joint Aviation Authority by the UK Civil Aviation Authority for the issue of a JAA ATPL, where all of the ground training and most of the flight training is conducted at Fujairah Aviation Authority in the UAE. The final four weeks of the flight training is conducted in association with Cabair at Cranfield, UK, as required by the Joint Aviation Authority.

Both courses are full-time, following the same ground and flight training syllabi and will take the student with no previous flying experience to the start of a career as an airline pilot. The course duration is 16 months and, on successful completion, graduates will be issued with the appropriate Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating (CPL/IR). All students study theoretical knowledge to ATPL standard, and until the mandatory minimum flying experience has been achieved, currently 1500 hours total time including 500 hours of multi-crew flying, the pilot may exercise the privileges of the CPL/IR. During this time, it is referred to as a frozen ATPL.

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