As part of its Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) program, Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has reached a major milestone with the successful completion of the first of its cadet pilots’ “Base Training” on a real Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, cadet pilots are trained on takeoff and landing procedures during “Base Training” missions.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the most modern and efficient wide-body aircraft on the market, will be used to advance the cadet pilots’ instruction after this stage.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner MPL program
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner multi-crew pilot license (MPL) program, which was created in collaboration with IATA and the GCAA and will be introduced in October 2020, was created to satisfy the industry’s rising demand for highly qualified pilots.
The programme uses an accelerated and highly advanced curriculum that takes advantage of cutting-edge industry learning techniques and technology to teach cadets to become completely qualified Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots in order to meet the highest proficiency standards.
The program offers structured instruction for pilots that is specifically catered to the needs of the airline, the aircraft, and the operational setting. It includes classroom instruction, simulator practice, and in-flight training with some of the most knowledgeable teachers for this particular aircraft type.
Chief Operating Officer of Etihad Airways
“Etihad’s UAE national cadet pilots are the first to complete this significant milestone on one of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner MPL programmes in the world,” said Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer of Etihad Airways.
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“This accomplishment is a testament to Etihad’s commitment to constantly invest in and develop our local talent in the UAE by utilising cutting-edge training methodologies.
As we get ready for our continued expansion in 2023 and beyond, Etihad’s cadet pilots will be trained in the most cutting-edge commercial aviation techniques through this scheme.
Aya Saleh Alaudhli and Abdulla Rasheed Alsheebani, second officers, flew the base training aircraft successfully under Captain Suraj Weerasekera’s guidance.
“I am proud and privileged to be in the first batch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner MPL programme that Etihad has successfully pioneered,” second officer Aya Saleh Alaudhli said in reference to our leadership’s belief in Emirati women.
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