Emirates Flight Training Academy has selected the SR22 from Cirrus Aircraft for its primary training aircraft. A fleet of 22 Cirrus SR22 aircraft will lead pilot training at Al Maktoum International-Dubai World Central Airport in support of the Emirates' National Cadet Pilot Programme.

The Cirrus fleet of SR22s selected by Emirates offers capabilities that will prepare cadets to fly Emirates' commercial airliners on global routes. With Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin®, cadets will view a flight deck with two large 12 inch flight displays, a Flight Management System (FMS) keypad controller, plus integrated engine indication and crew alerting systems. Each aircraft is also equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic stability system similar to the envelope protection systems Emirates has on its air transport fleet. These advanced capabilities, along with the wide array of other innovations and standard features on the SR22, allow pilots to train on systems similar to what they will be operating in their future careers.