October 11, 2017
Embraer to establish major Aviation Training Center in Johannesburg
Embraer has announced the establishment of a new training center at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. The Embraer Training Centre will open in the first half of 2018 and will be the first facility of its kind in Africa to provide this range of training all under one roof, for qualified pilots, maintenance technicians, and cabin crew.
The Embraer Training Centre will be equipped with an E-Jets Full Flight Simulator, four Flight Management System Simulators, a door trainer, and an over wing trainer to deliver pilot training and ground school, engineering courses, and E-Jet familiarization training for cabin crew. When fully operational, the center will be able to train around 2000 aerospace professionals a year. Flight crew and engineering technicians from Embraer operators such as Airlink, the center’s anchor and launch customer, and others from across the region and beyond, will be trained at the new facility. The training of new aviation professionals to address the critical skills shortages experienced in the region’s aviation environment, will be a key catalyst in releasing the huge potential of the continent’s underdeveloped aerospace sector.