Captain David Swarbrick

Captain David Swarbrick, Deputy Standards Training Manager, Emirates

David Swarbrick is the Deputy Standards Manager and Chief Flying Instructor for the EASA ATO at Emirates Airline. An accomplished Captain and Airline Manager with extensive Flight Operations and Training Management leadership experience within the aviation industry in both the full service sector (Emirates) and the low cost sector (Ryanair). He was central to the introduction of EBT at Emirates and is a student and proponent of Comptency Based Training and Assessment. He has assisted in the drafting of regulation for both EASA and GCAA, and is a current member of the IATA Pilot Training Task Force.

He received his Bachelor’s degree focused in Political Science and Managerial Employee Relations from The University of Auckland, New Zealand – his native country. He holds EASA and GCAA Instructor, Examiner and Senior Examiner qualifications on the B777.

An avid rugby fan and lover of old aircraft, he currently lives in Dubai with his Irish wife and young son.