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In line with its commitment to invest in Bahraini workforce, four Bahraini pilots promoted to Captains in Gulf Air

March 17, 2021

Manama, Mar. 16 (BNA): Four Bahraini pilots at Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, have completed the final check for command upgrade training and promoted to captains.

Ahmed Ismaeel, Ahmed Janahi, Mohammed Kamal and Mohammed Malek were congratulated by the airline’s top management on their promotion and uniform upgrade from three to four stripes.

The newly promoted captains have started their flying career with Gulf Air beginning from second officer and completing the required training and flying hours to become first officers and recently captains

As Gulf Air is committed to invest in its Bahraini workforce and their career development and as such, it continues to provide opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company.

“We are very proud of our Bahraini workforce and flying crew and I’m happy to see them work their way up and be promoted from first officers to captains,” Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said.

“This is not the peak of their career but only the beginning of them shining in Gulf Air with opportunities to become senior captains, training captains, fleet managers or part of senior or executive management in the future.”

The airline boasts 100% Bahrainisation of second officer and first officer pilots and it continues its initiative of training Bahrainis to become aviation professionals and contribute to Bahrain’s legacy of being a longstanding reliable source of aviation industry professionals who have served the national carrier and other regional airlines.