UAE residents to get licence to fly electric aircraft

Residents above 14 years old in UAE can fly electric plane

Xinhua March 12, 2019
Residents above age 14 would be allowed to fly electric aircraft in UAE.PHOTO: WAM

DUBAI: Residents above 14 years old in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can fly an electric driven aircraft since October, Academy of Technical Training (ATT) official said on Tuesday.

"Receiving a license to fly the electric driven aircraft is open to individuals as young as 14 years old in the UAE," Chairman of ATT Lahej Saif Al Falasi told Emirates News Agency.

"The aircraft, including the batteries and engines, is entirely assembled in UAE," he pointed out.

An electric aircraft with a Slovenian made airframe, will be used in both training and flying, Al Falasi added.

The ATT is a national institution which aims to provide a new vision to serve the areas of training programs and practice.

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