first_imgSource = Emirates Emirates Flight Training Academy partners with BoeingEmirates Flight Training Academy partners with BoeingEmirates Flight Training Academy, the new world class flight training facility developed by Emirates airline to respond to the industry’s growing need for pilots, has signed an agreement with Boeing under which both organisations will collaborate on a comprehensive training curriculum and software infrastructure to support Academy operations.Emirates Flight Training Academy, currently under construction at Al Maktoum International Airport- Dubai World Central (DWC) and scheduled to open in October 2016, will combine best practices in education with state of the art learning technologies and cutting edge training aircraft.Under the agreement with Boeing, Emirates Flight Training Academy will receive an integrated software system, based on the Peters Software system acquired by Boeing, for managing cadet learning and training flight operations, and an enhanced curriculum customised for Emirates. Cadets will learn with highly interactive digital content delivered in purpose-designed classrooms and on personal tablets.“Our programme is designed to produce career-ready pilots. Exceeding regulatory requirements, the curriculum will, for instance, see cadets complete at least 1,100 hours of ground and 315 hours of flight training using a competency-focused approach. We are leveraging Boeing’s expertise in airline pilot training to identify opportunities to enhance the Academy’s curriculum,” said Captain Alan Stealey, Principal, Emirates Flight Training Academy.Emirates designed the Academy to promote advancements in four key areas of pilot training: interactive learning for theoretical subjects in classrooms, practical learning in the most capable training aircraft, practical learning in advanced flight simulators, and airline-focused line-oriented flight training. When fully operational, the Academy will be able to accommodate over 600 students at a time.Emirates recently placed an order for 27 aircraft allowing ab-initio pilots to receive 100% of their training in the UAE at the most advanced pilot academy in the world with a purpose-built learning environment for developing professional pilots. Ab-initio pilots in the airline’s long-running Emirates National Cadet Programme currently complete their training at a variety of overseas locations. When the Academy opens its doors later in the year, all aspects of pilot training for the airline will be established in Dubai.Emirates Flight Training Academy will initially focus on cadets in Emirates’ existing prestigious National Cadet Pilot Training Programme for UAE nationals. However, the Academy intends to welcome international cadet pilots in the near future. Emirateslast_img read more

first_imgPAUDEX LE BRASSUS – Blancpain SA, a company of The Swatch Group Ltd., is announced that it acquired the company Vica Sàrl and, with this acquisition, the Vincent Calabrese brand.Vincent Calabrese, who created the first of his famous watches, the Golden Bridge, in 1997, also co-founded the AHCI Horological Academy of Independent Creators in 1985. At the birth of this renowned academy he created and exhibited his first Tourbillon, according to the principle of his “spatial watchmaking”. This Tourbillon, which is entirely handcrafted and made in 18-carat gold, is suspended in a case of sapphires and therefore seems to float in space. It is a piece full of poetry, the purity and esthetics of which transcend its mechanical and technical complexities.When Jacques Piguet, who at the time was the owner of Frédéric Piguet SA and Blancpain SA, discovered this watch, he asked Vincent Calabrese to create a Tourbillon for Blancpain.Vincent Calabrese has now decided to expand his creative opportunities and production facilities by selling the company Vica Sàrl to Blancpain SA, according to Blancpain in a statemetn.The Vincent Calabrese brand name as well as the facilities, developments and patents will pass into the ownership of Blancpain SA. Vincent Calabrese will join the team at Blancpain managed by Marc A. Hayek, Managing Director, and become a member of the Executive Management Board. .With Vincent Calabrese, Blancpain SA will enhance its creative capabilities in relation to highly complex watches, Blancpain said.Contact:Blancpain SA Christel Räber, Press office 1094 Paudex Tel. +41 21 796 36 17 E-Mail: christel.raeber@blancpain.comlast_img read more