JETSTREAM claims training breakthrough for the Gulf region.

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For the first time aviation students in the Gulf will be able to complete their EASA ATPL pilot training and examination without leaving the region.

This is because Jetstream Aviation Training & Services based in Silicon Oasis Dubai is now a fully EASA-authorised examination center.

Captain John Diskos CEO and founder of Jetstream said: “This is an incredible breakthrough. Students attending aeroplane or helicopter ATPL pilot training in our training center in Dubai can now participate in the exams without the need to travel to Athens, or anywhere else in Europe, thereby avoiding the inconvenience, expense and stress of an intercontinental journey to sit the exams.

“This is especially important in the present climate, with the pandemic continuing to make flights and visas unpredictable.”Students converting their ICAO licence to EASA will also benefit, as ATPL and CPL exams can be taken at the center. In addition, the EASA Part-FCL examination can be conducted for fixed-wing and helicopter pilots at the fully equipped center, located equidistant between Dubai’s two international airports.

Jetstream is an established and accredited approved training organisation (ATO) a certified and type rating training organisation (FTO/TRTO) and an approved Part-147 maintenance training organisation, under EASA regulations, with crew training centres in Athens and `Dubai.

The training centre in Dubai has been approved since 2019 as an examination center for EASA Part-147 engineers examination to acquire the Part-66 licence.