Ansett Aviation Training signs MOU with DAE

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Singapore SA2024Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ansett Aviation Training (AAT), the Australia-headquartered global operator of pilot simulator training centres. The MOU will promote the United Arab Emirates as a global aviation service provider and strengthen ties between DAE and AAT by supporting each other’s customer bases and fostering collaboration.

AAT recently opened a state-of-the-art training facility in the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Dubai South, a convenient five-minute drive from Dubai World Central Airport, offering world-class training to pilots and flight crew across the Middle East, Africa, India and beyond from its EASA certified ATR 72-600 full flight simulator. AAT is expected to add Airbus A320 training capabilities to this facility.

DAE is a top-10 global aircraft lessor with an owned, managed, and committed fleet of nearly 500 aircraft, including 67 ATR 72-600 aircraft and 168 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Headquartered in Dubai, DAE has over three decades of leasing experience with the capabilities to provide customised and comprehensive solutions to airlines to address their fleet ambitions.

Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE, said, “We are excited to announce this co-operation with AAT, which will provide DAE’s airline customers with pilot training infrastructure for ATR 72-600 and Airbus A320 aircraft types at AAT’s new training center in Dubai. DAE’s global network of customers and AAT’s international network of training centers will provide both companies an opportunity to enhance their product offerings to current and future customers.”

“Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) is excited to cooperate with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise,  marking a significant milestone in our global expansion. Our new, advanced training centre in Dubai South’s Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub, showcases our dedication to top-tier aviation training, featuring our state-of-the-art EASA certified ATR 72-600 simulator and upcoming Airbus A320 capabilities. This collaboration provides an important strategic opportunity to support DAE clients across the Middle East, Africa, India, and beyond, while fostering stronger Australia-UAE ties and promoting Dubai as a key player in global aviation services” says Mark Delany, Ansett Aviation Training CEO.


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