Alpha Aviation Academy UAE course fees and general information
Website possibly at www.aag.aero but has a malware warning in Google Chrome. Previous websites at uae.alphagroup.aero or www.alphaaviationgroup.com (both unavailable).
02 January 2011 - Alpha Aviation Academy updates (emailed information)
Number of students, staff, location (previously Upper Floor, Cargo Terminal 2, Sharjah International Airport), postal address (was PO Box 132), tel (was +971-6-5580481), fax (was +971-6-5580483), fees (was AED 293,600 for 2008-2009), map (supplied).
Fees information unclear - information supplied says AED 440,600 per year but course length is 18 months, and website appears to imply total cost is AED 440,000 for entire course, or about AED 295,000 per year.
18 March 2009
Alpha Aviation Group (established in February 2006 in the UK) run Alpha Aviation Academies (AAA) in several different countries in addition to the new facility in Sharjah in the UAE. AAA UAE was first announced at the Dubai Airshow in November 2007, originally scheduled to "commence operations early 2008" (November 2007 press release)
AAA UAE is established in partnership with Air Arabia, a Sharjah based budget airline.
Pilot training course leads to the Multi Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) for commercial jets. Students will train on large commercial planes with big L signs on the tail*
Length of course 12 months. MPL courses are expected to start on a monthly basis.
Student capacity at the Sharjah facility is 120 per year.
Course approval from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA / GAA) received December 2008.
Cost of course calculated based on AAA FAQs information that fees are $80,000, and may not be applicable to the UAE - check with AAA.
Other AAA institutes are
UK - Alpha Aviation Academy Europe based at London Gatwick
Philippines - Clark Aviation in the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), Pampanga province, open 2006 (November?).
Kazakhstan - International Aviation Training Academy, operations scheduled to "commence in the second half of 2008" (November 2007 press release).
India - National Flying Training Institute (NFTI) in Gondia (planned, or proposed - February 2007 information).
*We made up the bit about the L sign.
UAE pilot training flight schools and aviation industry colleges