World class flight academy selects PADS4 for cadet communication
The Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative flight training academies in the world. EFTA is located in the Dubai World Central (DWC) in Dubai-South. With its unique facilities and resources, EFTA offers the opportunity to learn to fly in the most advanced flight training academy in the world. They selected PADS4 to support their educational program and corporate branding. The Academy has been developed by Emirates airline giving world class training and facilities to cater the overarching shortage or pilots worldwide.
The main building of EFTA hosts a total of 36 classrooms. Each classroom is equipped with two 84” touchscreens, running bespoke training software created for EFTA by Boeing. In the atrium, a multifunctional facillity, you have access to the flight simulator block, the operations center and the residential halls. The atrium and the ground floor area house in total more than 150 digital signage screens as individual screens and video walls.
”At EFTA there are two amazing video walls of 6×6 screens powered by PADS4.”
Boosting corporate branding at the EFTA campus
At EFTA the PADS4 Digital Signage implementation consists of digital signage information displays spread across the campus. The displays show relevant information for the cadets, instructors, and visitors alike.
On the ground floor you can find a mix of several digital signage corporate solutions, providing welcome messages, wayfinding and program information for the visitors. The digital signage implemented in the atrium consists of information displays showcasing wayfinding, program details and branding in the reception, waiting areas, dining areas and walkways. The two main atrium video walls (6×6) each showcase the EFTA branding videos and information. The briefing video wall screen (5×3) serves as the briefing dashboard for the cadets.
Optimized desktop signage
The PADS4 implementation at EFTA includes PADS4 HTML XPRESS Viewers implemented on the LG webOS 3.0 SoC signage platform and Windows XPRESS Viewers. Each classroom is equipped with a PADS4 Desktop Viewer client which facilitates information, alerts, messaging and corporate communication functions for the tutors and students in the class.
The Desktop Viewer Screen Saver feature allows the administrator to push branded content and program content to be played back on the screens when there are no training sessions. This way the digital signage solutions at EFTA are being used optimally and serve as a source of constant information.
Watch the virtual tour, created by EFTA, to get an impression of the Atrium and see where displays powered by PADS4 inform the future pilots: