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Etihad Aviation Training Office

Welcome to Etihad Aviation Training! Our commitment to shaping the future of aviation is reflected in every aspect of our operations. With a proud legacy in Pilot and Cabin Crew Training, we have expanded our horizons in 2023 to include comprehensive Airport Training solutions, building upon the esteemed foundation of the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS).

As a leading Aviation Training centre, we take pride in delivering premium training solutions that empower organizations to elevate the skills and expertise of their employees, facilitating growth and success in their professional journeys.

Our Pilot training program prepares future aviators with hands-on training from experienced instructors, students learn flight navigation, take-offs, and landings in state-of-the-art simulators, ensuring they're confident in the skies. In our Cabin Crew training, we emphasize safety and professionalism. Trainees receive thorough training covering emergency procedures and servicing etiquette. Our thorough curriculum ensures graduates are well-prepared to handle various situations during flights. By seamlessly integrating airport training, we're prepared to offer a diverse range of courses tailored to airport operations, equipping you with the knowledge and expertise needed to excel in various roles within the aviation industry.

Our customer-centric philosophy "Your Training Partner" is not just a catchy phrase; it's our promise to you. We understand that our customers are diverse organisations seeking to unlock the full potential of their teams. As your training partner, we are here to guide, support, and empower you on your journey to excellence.

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To be the world’s premier aviation training organization.

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

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We empower and elevate within the aviation industry by delivering world-class training solutions with an unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and innovation.

Our Leadership Team.

Our leadership team at Etihad Aviation Training is a cohesive force steering the organisation towards new horizons of success. Professionals with extensive experience in various facets of the aviation industry, our leaders bring a wealth of knowledge and a shared commitment to excellence. With a focus on innovation, safety, and global industry trends, our leadership team inspires and motivates to achieve and exceed the expectations of our clients and partners. Together, we navigate the dynamic landscape of aviation education, setting the course for a future defined by unparalleled expertise and continual growth.


Captain Paolo La Cava



Captain Stefan Dudda

Head of Training 


Claudia Nocella

Head of Business Performance & Strategy

Welcome to
Abu Dhabi.

We’re immensely proud of our home in Abu Dhabi. The capital of the UAE and conveniently situated at the crossroads between East and West, Abu Dhabi is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a charm that’s hard to resist.

With the city’s electric entertainment options and buzzing dining scene – and our state-of-the-art aviation training centre at the heart of it all – you’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere better.

Take time to reflect at the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or find full-throttle action at Yas Marina Circuit – home to the Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


 YAS Island 


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