DAE Flight Academy
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DAE Flight Academy in Ras Al Khaimah
|College name||DAE Flight Academy|
|Director's name||Captain William Roe (Director of DAEFA)|
|Executive body or owner||Dubai Aerospace Enterprise|
|Date founded||October 2007|
|Number of students (approx)|
|Number of staff (approx)||16|
|Type of institute||private college|
|College location / area||Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (no map)|
|Postal address||Ras Al Khaimah, UAE|
|College fees||360,000 dhs per year (2008-2009)|
|Instructor salary range||18,000 dhs per month (estimate only)|
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07 March 2010
- Email received from DAE Enterprises confirming closure of DAE Flight Academy (and DAE University). Closure date unknown. This page left for reference archive.
- Postal address PO Box 10227, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE is now used by Al Haflhat Al Shabi Kitchen in RAK according to the UAE Yellow Pages.
- DAE Flight Academy domain www.daeflightacademy.com forwards to DAE website URL at www.dubaiaerospace.com.
17 August 2009
- DAE Flight Academy (DAEFA) is now closed (notification email received from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise). This page left here for archival reference.
- Contact details of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise tel +971-4-4289545, fax +971-4-4250382.
- Previous contact details of DAEFA (assumed to be no longer valid) tel +971-7-2448973, fax +971-7-2448798, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Website domain www.daeflightacademy.com forwards to Dubai Aerospace Enterprises website www.dubaiaerospace.com.
15 March 2009
- Course fees are now AED 360,000 ($97,500) according to the DAE Flight Academy FAQs. Previous information was AED 480,000-550,000.
- Length of course is about 12-14 months.
- Accommodation costs have doubled to AED 44,000 (US$12,000) per year for furnished shared accommodation (separate bedroom). Transportation to flight academy included. Different locations for male and female students.
25 September 2008
- DAE Flight Academy (DAEFA) is the Dubai Aerospace University (now closed) flight school.
- DAE Flight Academy offers a 12 month pilot training course that leads to a GCAA frozen Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), JAA compliant.
- DAEU signed a 10 year contract in October 2007 to operate the DAEFA at RAK International Airport.
- DAEFA expects to train up to 400 pilots per year and have up to 50 instructors.
- First courses began March 2008. DAEFA will/may have monthly student intakes.
- Fees (US$130,000-$150,000) include course materials and uniforms but not accommodation / living expenses. Shared accommodation can be arranged for AED 22,000 per year (US$6,000).
- Marketing & Admissions Manager is Mr Gary Fernandes, tel +971-50-2404665.
- Head of Training is Captain Richard Morris, tel +971-50-4585748, email email@example.com.
UAE pilot training flight schools and aviation industry colleges
- Alpha Aviation Academy in Sharjah (established March 2009)
- DAE Flight Academy in Ras Al Khaimah (established October 2007 Closed in 2008/2009?)
- Emirates Aviation College in Dubai - aviation, aerospace, air traffic control degrees and vocational courses (established 1991)
- Frankfinn Air Hostess Training Institute in Dubai
- Fujairah Aviation College
- Horizon Flight Academy UAE in Al Ain (established September 2003)
Last update 07 March 2010
General comments - might not apply to DAE Flight Academy
- Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
- Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
- Teaching in Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE (mostly about schools but good for instructors too)
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