Gulf Aviation Academy

Gulf Aviation Academy, Muharraq, Bahrain

5 Full Flight Simulator Training Center offering Pilot Simulator Training Courses as well as Ab-Initio Pilot Training Courses with Partner Flight Schools


Type Rating

International Students



Full Flight Simulators: 3x Airbus A320, 1x A330, 1x Embraer EMB 170/190


Civil Aviation Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and European EASA

Entry Requirements

Depends on course

Gulf Aviation Academy opened in 2010 at the Bahrain International Airport and since then has grown to become one of the leading aviation training academy's in the Middle East. It pilot training infrastructure is a number of flight simulators including 5 full flight simulators (Airbus A320, A330 and Embraer EMB170/190) which are used for advanced pilot training but it also has partnerships with international flight schools for ab-initio pilot training. The Simulator Training Center is popular for advanced pilot training courses such as type rating and is also used by a number of airlines for their simulator training requirements. Gulf Aviation Academy in addition to being approved by the Civil Aviation Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain was the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved training organisation outside of Europe since then it has become approved by a number of countries Civil Aviation Authorities (including Oman, India, Turkey, Pakistan, the UAE, Suadia Arabia and Kuwait).

Gulf Aviation Academy has to-date invested more than US$70 million into its training infrastructure in Bahrain to ensure that the training and facilities are at world class standard. The training facilities spread across its two buildings over 12,500 sq. m. We have experienced instructors across all our training courses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week flexibility and strong customer focus. It's 5 Full Flight Simulators are located in the Simulator Center which can house a maximum of 7 Full Flight Simulators.

Pilot Training Courses offered by Gulf Aviation Academy:

  • Type Rating and other Simulator Training Courses for Airbus A320, A330 and Embraer EMB170/190
  • Ab-initio Pilot Training Courses in partnership with international flight schools
  • Second Officer Program

In addition to pilot training Gulf Aviation Academy also conducts engineering programs and cabin crew training.

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