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Global Aircraft Lessor DAE Signs Pilot Training MoU with Global Operator of Full Flight Simulator Training Centers Ansett Aviation Training

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd (“DAE”) today announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Ansett Aviation Training(“AAT”), the Australia headquartered global operator of pilot simulator training centers. This MoU will promote the United Arab Emirates as a leading global aviation service provider and strengthen ties between DAE and AAT by supporting each other’s customer bases and fostering collaboration.

AAT recently opened 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-ten 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 customized and comprehensive solutions to airlines to address their fleet ambitions.

Commenting on the MoU, 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”.

Mark Delany, Chief Executive Officer of AAT, added, “Ansett Aviation Training is excited to co-operate with DAE, marking a significant milestone in our global expansion. Our new, advanced training center 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, and promoting Dubai as a key player in global aviation services”.

About Ansett Aviation Training

Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) is a global pilot training solution provider operating and housing over 28 full flight simulators across 6 different training centers. Its headquarters are located at Tullamarine International Airport in Melbourne, Australia with two additional training centers in Australia, two international ones in Milan, Italy and Taipei, Taiwan as well as the recently announced Middle East Training Center located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

About DAE

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aviation services corporation with two divisions: DAE Capital and DAE Engineering. Headquartered in Dubai, DAE serves over 170 airline customers in over 65 countries from its seven office locations in Dubai, Dublin, Amman, Singapore, Miami, New York, and Seattle.

DAE Capital is an award-winning aircraft lessor with an owned, managed, and committed fleet of approximately 500 Airbus, ATR, and Boeing aircraft with a fleet value of US$17 billion. DAE Engineering provides regional MRO services to customers in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South Asia from its state-of-the-art facility in Amman, Jordan, accommodating up to 17 wide and narrow body aircraft. It is authorized to work on 15 aircraft types and has regulatory approval from over 25 regulators globally. 

Source: DAE
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