Gulf Air welcomes new experienced Bahraini pilots
Gulf Air, continues moving forward in keeping Bahrainization at the core of its recruitment strategy by welcoming a new batch of experienced Bahraini pilots who have recently began operating flights after completing all the necessary vigorous ground and base training courses. The new batch of pilots joined Gulf Air from a number of neighboring regional airlines to be part of their national carrier and serve the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The new pilots, Mr. Yaser Al Madani and Mr. Mohammed Yaquob, joined as First Officers. Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi congratulated the new pilots for passing the selection process, and noted: “We pride ourselves to have a high rate of local pilots comparing to the regional carrier. This is a major milestone for us to be leaders amongst carriers from our neighboring countries by having local, specialized and professional talents representing our beloved Kingdom in the skies”.
He also added, “We were able to offer both Bahraini first officers the opportunity of employment in Gulf Air and unity with their families after serving regional carriers abroad for years. This is an important value for us to be able to support Bahrainis abroad to return to the Kingdom and serve their national carrier”.
With its legacy and long experience in aviation; Gulf Air selects only the top pilot contenders based on their performance; together in compliance with the high standards that Gulf Air has set for its pilots and the Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs’ safety regulations. Safety and security are important elements for the national carrier in selecting its pilots, as they undergo a very challenging screening process includes a technical assessment, followed by a comprehensive technical interview.
Recently, and in line with its commitment to invest in Bahraini workforce, Gulf Air has appointed nine experienced Bahraini professionals in various roles in the Operations Division. Gulf Air is a leader in the Bahrainization program in the Kingdom as it provides the opportunity for local and experienced talents to work in its various areas of the airline’s business and is committed to invest in its Bahraini workforce and their career development. The airline continues to provide opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over higher management positions in the company.