Gulf Air promotes four Bahrainis to managerial positions
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has promoted four Bahraini employees from the Technical Division.
Mazin Khaled Saleh, who joined Gulf Air in 2013, was promoted to Base Maintenance Senior Manager. Omar Yusuf Hasan Abdulrahman Zainal, with Gulf Air since 2006, was appointed Planning & Technical Records Manager. Abbas Moosa Ali Buhassan, who joined Gulf Air in 2003, was named Technical Quality Manager, and Mahmood Ali Fardan, with Gulf Air since 2016, was promoted to Aircraft Maintenance Duty Manager.
“We are proud of our Bahraini workforce in Gulf Air and continue to support them in moving up their career," Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said.
"We take pride in investing in training and developing solutions for our esteemed workforce to lead the way, and continue the airline’s legacy of over 70 years in aviation."
The managers will be part of the Technical Management team involved in the development of the division through various strategic initiatives, including carrying out major maintenance activities, optimizing in-house capabilities, embarking on digital transformation, and supporting third-party operators.
Gulf Air said that it takes pride in its Technical Division, as the airline has recently completed an audit process successfully for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It has also maintained its approvals from Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority to carry out maintenance on the Airbus A320 family and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner including their associated engines and various fitted components.
This will allow Gulf Air to expand its maintenance capability to support more regional and European airlines that operate to and from Bahrain International Airport.
The Technical Division has recently carried out several C-Checks on its Boeing 787 and A320Neo fleets in Bahrain, by the aircraft maintenance manuals issued by respective Manufacturers, and the approval of Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs. This was part of its cost-saving initiatives and these maintenance tasks have been completed with the active involvement and support of the Bahraini Management, Engineers and Technicians.