Horizon International Flight Academy


Welcome to Horizon International Flight Academy

Based at Al Ain International Airport and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy has set the benchmark for pilot training in the Middle East. All year round sunny skies and weather conditions in Al Ain offer fewer days lost due to poor weather and the terrain has the additional benefit of presenting many opportunities for limited power scenarios, mountain flying, and desert training conditions We deliver unequaled flight training, offering Helicopter Pilot Courses. Our staff and students remain focused on achieving the best results possible and therefore gain the best possible advantages for employment as a pilot.

About Us

The Middle East's Premier Flight Training Organization Horizon is a world-class flight training organization providing innovative, tailor-made training solutions to commercial and military customers across South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. With a 5,000 square meter facility at the Al Ain International Airport, Horizon's flight training program employs state-of-the-art equipment and utilizes the best resources for pilot training purposes. Approved by the UAE GCAA and EASA Exemplifying high standards of operation and safety requirements, Horizon training programs follow the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), formerly joint Aviation Authority (JAA) syllabus. The training courses for both fixed wing and rotary wing carry the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approval, and in addition fixed wing training courses are approved by EASA. Horizon provides training courses to individuals and institutions across the entire breadth of flight crew licensing, from Private Pilot License to Airline Transport Pilot License and Flight Instructor Ratings. It is the academy of choice for Etihad Airways' commercial pilot training program, and also provides training in the defense and police sectors. The academy has accumulated over 70,000 flying hours with more than 500 pilot and instructor graduates. An Expanding Footprint With exponential growth predicted for the aviation industry, Horizon continues to expand its training expertise and client portfolio. With the aim to be the leading flight training organization in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, Horizon is moving into the South Asian market, providing its training expertise to a wider customer base. Horizon has finalized a joint venture agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), to establish an advanced flight training facility in Abu Dhabi dedicated to serving global commercial and defense customers. The expansion into full motion simulator training furthers Horizon’s mission to be on the cutting edge of flight training technology and innovative learning while offering flexible, cost-effective, tailor-made solutions to its customers maintaining the highest standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. About Mubadala Development Company The Mubadala Development Company’s mission is to harness expertise and resources to generate sustainable financial returns, build businesses, develop clusters of expertise, and create new industries. The company aims to be a catalyst in facilitating Abu Dhabi’s ambitious 2030 plan to transform the local economy. Mubadala Aerospace, a Mubadala Development Company business unit is helping to establish Abu Dhabi as a global aerospace hub, a cornerstone of the Emirate’s economic diversification strategy, through long-term, capital-intensive investments. Mubadala Aerospace intelligently invests in a network of international businesses that deliver world-class performance, innovative products, and value-added services to its customers, forging mutually-beneficial partnerships, and capitalizing on market opportunities. Focusing on a range of sectors such as MRO, OEM, Aerostructures, and Flight Training, its portfolio of companies include: ADAT, Sanad, Strata, SR Technics, Horizon, AMMROC, and Piaggio Aero. Each of these companies has proven expertise in their field and performs with a mutual endeavor to be best-in-class. Housing many of these world-class facilities is the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park located in Abu Dhabi’s city of Al Ain. This park is being jointly created by Mubadala Aerospace and Abu Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC). By investing in local talent, Mubadala Aerospace is developing tomorrow’s leaders creating an environment in which they can achieve their potential. Mubadala Aerospace offers world-class scholarships and internships with high profile companies providing UAE Nationals with access to the best international programs. Mubadala Aerospace is also investing in research and development, creating knowledge capital, and fostering a homegrown base of information that can be used to advance the global aerospace industry and maintain a competitive edge. Mubadala Aerospace is providing leading-edge solutions ready for use within the local, regional, and global aerospace market.

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision To be the leading flight training organization in the Middle East, supporting the growth of the regional aviation industry and delivering sustainable financial returns for our stakeholders. Mission By delivering innovative, world-class training solutions and continually expanding and customizing our offer, we provide an exceptional training experience for pilots and cost-effective, added value solutions for customers. Discipline We are rigorous, systematic, and thorough assuring the highest standards of safety, quality, and efficiency in everything we do. World-class Standards We are committed to setting a new quality benchmark for the region. We seek innovative solutions in order to continually improve our service. Team Work We understand the strength of a team. We work together, sharing responsibilities and success to achieve our common goal. Customer-Focused We are determined to add value to our customers. We create tailor-made programs and ‘bespoke’ solutions that meet their individual needs. Driven We are driven to succeed, delivering on our mandate and equipping our stakeholders with the resources they need to grow.


Abu Dhabi

Horizon International Flight Academy

majlis Alain - Shakhboot Bin Sultan St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 3 785 5550