Pilot Training Industry leaders meet at the Dubai Airshow

AFM.aero together with Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA), hosted over 50 leaders of the pilot training industry at the Dubai Airshow.


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AFM.aero is a Dubai-headquartered pilot training industry market intelligence platform and advisory firm, while (EFTA) is the pilot training school of Emirates Airline.

The 50 pilot training industry leaders are responsible for training over 9,000 new pilots every year, which is estimated to be around a third of the world’s annual pilot training. The half day networking event was held at Emirates Flight Training Academy and Dynamic Advanced Training providing the global industry leaders with the ability to discuss the effects of the pandemic while visiting the world class aviation training infrastructure located in the United Arab Emirates.

The networking event featured attendees from all corners of the globe from the America’s, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East which was in line with the vision of Expo 2020 currently held in Dubai. Two panel discussions were held both for the Flight School segment and the Pilot Simulator Training segment of the industry with a focus on forecasting the full effects of the pandemic on the pilot training industry and its ability to supply pilots to the aviation industry over the coming years as the world emerges from the pandemic.

Maximilian Buerger, managing director of AFM.aero, commented: “Our vision is to connect the global pilot training stakeholders similar to how the aviation industry and Dubai has connected the world! As we emerge out of the pandemic we wanted to bring together the leaders of this industry to discuss the effects of the pandemic, provide market intelligence data and support collaboration to accelerate the recovery of this industry. I would like to thank Capt. Abdulla Al Hammadi, the Emirates Flight Training Academy Team, Mark Kammer and the Dynamic Advanced Training Team for their support in making this event – the world’s first global meeting of pilot training industry leaders happen.”

Capt. Abdulla Al Hammadi, Vice President Emirates Flight Training Academy, commented:

“It is our honour to be hosting the first Pilot Training Industry Leadership Networking event at this year’s highly anticipated Dubai Airshow, which also coincides with the UAE’s golden jubilee. The inaugural event is not only the first of its kind, but also a unique opportunity to bring together leaders and thinkers from the pilot training world to exchange ideas and discuss the future trends in the field. Emirates Flight Training Academy provides aspiring aviators a world-class training programme using state-of-the-art technology, with an Infrastructure to train over 250 cadets per year. EFTA continues to contribute to the UAE aviation sector, with Dubai leading the global aviation industry on the path of recovery from the pandemic through bespoke innovations and investments.”

Mark Kammer, director of operations, Dynamic Advanced Training, commented: “Dynamic Advanced Training is honoured to be working hand-in-hand with AFM.aero to facilitate the pilot training industry’s networking event. As a UAE grown aviation training organization and part of the Khansaheb Investment Group, we are especially proud that Dynamic’s cutting-edge facility located in Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Dubai South will serve as networking platform and allows us the opportunity to demonstrate reality-based training to a wider audience.”