October 7, 2019, Al Muharraq, Bahrain
The Bahrain based Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) signed an agreement with Al Saeed & Al Sayed Driving Training Co. (AADT) to introduce state-of-the-art truck driving simulators in Bahrain.
The signing ceremony took place at the Gulf Aviation Academy headquarters in Muharraq. The agreement was signed by Chief Executive Officer of GAA, Captain Dhaffer Al Abbasi and the AADT management.
For the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain, truck-driving simulators will be used to train up-and-coming truck drivers and individuals who wish to pursue a career in land- transportation. The mod-ern and highly advanced simulators ensure that the drivers are well equipped to ensure safe and eco-effiecient driving in the Kingdom and beyond.
Land Transport Simulators are currently used worldwide as a mandatory step before actual on- road driving starts. The simulators have proven very successful in significantly reducing vehicle ac-cidents and promoting a safer environment for all drivers.
During the signing ceremony, Captain Al Abbasi stated “We are very happy with this new partner-ship between the GAA and AADT. The new simulator technology will upgrade the methodology of training in Bahrain whilst providing a safe and controlled environment for heavy vehicles.”
During the signing ceremony, Mr. Ammar Al Raees, Business Development Manager at the Gulf Aviation Academy added: “The simulator provides a realistic environment which allows driving in a risk-free environment and the possibility to repeat exercises without restrictions which makes the simulator a reliable tool to prepare the drivers before starting to use a real vehicle.”
Sayed Sadiq Al Asaad, CEO of AADT added, “Safety is always a priority for us here at AADT. This new agreement and joint-effort will ensure that the roads are made safer for everyone whilst reducing fatalities and major accidents on our Kingdom’s roads.”
The new partnership between GAA and AADT are parts of ongoing efforts to introduce a driving simulator range to include a variety of vehicle simulators; including cars,motorbikes and heavy ve-hicles.