In response to the rapid and continued growth of the aviation industry in the Middle East, Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) will further expand its second Dubai training facility located at Dubai Silicon Oasis. As part of the expansion, ECFT will increase the number of bays from five to ten and add two new full flight simulators (FFSs), one Boeing B737-800W and one Gulfstream 650, as well as a CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainer (IPT) and state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

ECFT has also announced a long-term pilot training agreement with flydubai which will provide instruction on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to those interested in having an opportunity to fly for flydubai. The programme is offered to commercial pilots who have less than 1,500 flying hours. The programme is currently underway at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training and Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) centres. Upon successful completion of the programme, pilots will be able to apply for any potential vacancies at flydubai and may then be invited to undergo a comprehensive evaluation and interview process.