DAE University to adopt innovative approach in imparting civil aviation education
04 February 2008
Dubai: The Dubai Aerospace Enterprise University (DAE University) says it plans to dramatically alter the way the aviation industry views how pilots and technical personnel are qualified for employment.
According to DAE statement, the DAE University through its planned DAE Flight Academy and DAE College will better-prepare its graduates as airline and airport personnel by providing accelerated flight training and licensed technical programmes.
Offering one of the most comprehensive aviation and flight training programmes, with a mix of technology and innovative techniques, the academy and college will raise the bar for civil aviation education worldwide.
According to new curricula being developed by DAE Flight Academy and DAE College in key fields – flight, aero-engines/airframe maintenance, air traffic control and meteorology – will meet the stringent licensing standards of national and international aviation regulatory bodies.
They include General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Speaking of the licensed professional programmes to be offered through DAE College, Dr Raymond Thompson, dean of the College of Aero and Astro Sciences, explained: "These innovative curricula make extensive use of simulation technologies and synthetic learning, using computer-based technologies and software. This approach will change the way we train pilots, aircraft engineers and other licensed technical professionals.''