About Us

Etihad Aviation Training (EAT), part of the Etihad Aviation Group, is delighted to welcome you to
Abu Dhabi - capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Our world-class training facility is ready to meet your aviation training requirements with a comprehensive range of programs and courses designed around you.

 

Vision

To be the world’s premier aviation training organization

Mission

To offer the highest levels of aviation training using best-in class facilities & human resources in a friendly learning environment, which is also intellectually, socially and personally transformative.

Why Abu Dhabi and Etihad Aviation Training?

At Etihad Aviation Training, it’s all about you. Your goals, your convenience and your success. In fact the whole team at EAT is here to help you get you where you need to be. Our vision is 'To be the world's premier aviation training organisation.' We'll achieve that through our mission of offering the highest levels of aviation training, using best-in-class facilities, in an environment which is intellectually, socially and personally transformative. Our first class facility is just one reason to select us as your preferred aviation training provider. But what makes Abu Dhabi the right choice when it comes to your training?

 

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Abu Dhabi

The UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, sits at the crossroads of Europe and the Indian subcontinent which makes for easy access from and to a wide range of destinations. Etihad Airways’ network extends to five continents so you’re sure to find a connection close to your location.

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Convenient Location

Our Abu Dhabi facility is just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and only fifteen minutes from the Yas Island hotels.  Downtown Abu Dhabi is just thirty minutes away and Dubai is under an hour's drive. For those who have selected Al Ain for their MPL/ATPL ab-initio training, an easy highway drive of an hour and fifteen minutes connects you to Abu Dhabi International Airport and our Abu Dhabi facility. 

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Transportation

We have our own ground transportation services offering car, minivan and 28 seat bus options. Local hotels offer easy connections to nearby attractions such as Yas Mall and taxis are plentiful and not expensive. All major rental car brands operate from Skypark Plaza at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Accommodation

We offer competitive rates at a number of nearby hotels. Yas Island has a range of budget options including Crown Plaza, Radisson Blue, Yas Island Rotana, Centro and Yas Viceroy. All are just fifteen minutes from our Abu Dhabi training facility. In Al Ain, longer term accommodation is available for those attending MPL and ATPL training programs. 

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Dining & Entertaining 

You’ll be busy while you’re here but when you need a break – how does having Abu Dhabi’s largest shopping mall right on your doorstep sound? Just twenty minutes from our Abu Dhabi facility and just five minutes from the Yas Island hotels, Yas Mall has all your favorite stores, cafés, restaurants and entertainment options. Many more dining and entertainment options can be found in downtown Abu Dhabi and in under an hour, you’ll find yourself in Dubai with all its attractions. 

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Culture & Attractions 

Culturally, Abu Dhabi has some great experiences. The newly opened Louvre Museum is just 20 minutes away. Try a visit to The Grand Mosque, one of the region’s most architecturally stunning monuments. The world renowned Yas Marina Circuit – home to the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix is right next door. If you’re in Al Ain, you’ll find out why it's called the 'Garden City' with the zoo, safari park and Jebel Hafeet mountain on your doorstep. 

Our Team

Paolo La Cava

Accountable Manager and Director

Meera Al Yousif

Customer Service Manager

Mario Toral

Engineering Manager

Francois Lacombe

Head of Training - Abu Dhabi

James Collishaw

Head of Business Development

John Wheldon

Head of FSTD & Facilities

Ludwig Sieber

Head of Training - Al Ain

Michael Boulton

Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor - Al Ain

Stefan Dudda

Chief Flying Instructor