Australia-headquartered Ansett Aviation Training (AAT)’s new Middle East Full Flight Simulator (FFS) training centre, Ansett Aviation Training Dubai, will be led by Khaled Hares.

The new training center is located in Dubai South and is a five minute’s drive from Dubai World Central Airport. It already houses an ATR72-600 full flight simulator, which will be EASA certified in the coming month to be ready for training in September. Hares brings 13 years of experience in the aviation industry, having worked for airlines and training organisations, and will focus on providing ATR operators with pilot training solutions support.

Ansett Aviation Training's CEO Mark Delany said: “We are very excited to be installing the first ATR72-600 FFS in the region and bringing Khaled onboard to lead the team.   He has fantastic regional knowledge to support his broad aviation training background, and a broad set of fluent languages.  

The new AAT training center in Dubai will be ready for training in September 2023 and is now in active discussion with airlines on how to best support their training requirements.