Camira flies away with Emirates Flight Training Academy

BCFA member Camira fabrics have recently undertaken a project with the Emirates Flight Training Academy in Dubai. Designed by the Emirates’ Facilities and Design team, the Academy features extensive specification of soft seating by leading European office and contract furniture company Ahrend, all upholstered in a wide range of Camira’s wool and wool-bast fibre fabrics including Synergy, Blazer and Main Line Flax.

Multiple spaces are furnished in the Ahrend and Camira pairing such as VIP waiting areas, lounge and break-out zones, community lounge, teachers’ lounge, CEO’s office, and the main atrium. Located at the very heart of the Academy, the atrium links the flight simulator block, the operations centre and the residential halls, and is the main meeting point for everyone in the Academy.

Design Insider Camira Emirates Dubai VIP Area

Famed for its commitment to quality and service excellence, the Emirates story began as recently as 1985, starting with just two aircraft on routes out of Dubai and now flying the world’s biggest fleet of Airbus 380s and Boeing 777s.

As well as flying aircraft and passengers, the Emirates Flight Training Academy trains future pilots at a state-of-the-art facility near Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South, which was completed in 2017.

Design Insider Camira Emirates Dubai Seating Atrium

The Flight Training Academy is a full-residential facility, covering 164,000m², able to accommodate up to 600 cadets at any one time in individual studio accommodation. It includes 36 ground school classrooms, 100 office stations for instructors, ground based flight simulators, a fleet of 27 training aircraft, dedicated runway and independent air traffic control tower.

Camira recently extended their Era colour palette, offering a much wider range of two-tone colours. Why not investigate for yourself, either on Design Insider or on their website? You can also contact them, should you find their fabrics to be of a suitable requirement for your design or project.

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About Meg Vockins

Meg is the Marketing and Membership Executive for BCFA. She enjoys writing about the different projects companies have been involved in, as well as new product ranges that are interesting and colourful! If you would like to appear in the Design Insider Live please do send over an email to
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