TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has promoted four Bahraini employees in the technical division.
Mazin Khaled Saleh, who joined Gulf Air in 2013, has been promoted to senior base maintenance manager. Omar Yusuf Hasan Abdulrahman Zainal, with Gulf Air since 2006, has been appointed responsible for planning and technical files. Abbas Moosa Ali Buhassan, who joined Gulf Air in 2003, has been appointed Technical Quality Manager, and Mahmood Ali Fardan, with Gulf Air since 2016, has been promoted to Aircraft Maintenance Duty Manager.
“We are proud of our Bahraini workforce at Gulf Air and continue to support them in their career progression,” said Gulf Air Acting Managing Director Captain Waleed AlAlawi.
“We are proud to invest in training and solution development for our esteemed staff to lead the way and continue the airline’s legacy of more than 70 years in aviation. “
The managers will be part of the technical leadership team involved in the development of the division through various strategic initiatives, including the execution of major maintenance activities, the optimization of internal capacities, the implementation of the digital transformation and support for third-party operators.
Gulf Air said it was proud of its technical division, as the airline recently successfully completed an audit process for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It also maintained its approvals from the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority to perform maintenance on the Airbus A320 Family and the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, including their associated engines and various installed components.
This will allow Gulf Air to expand its maintenance capacity to support more regional and European airlines operating to and from Bahrain International Airport.
The technical division recently performed several C-Checks on its Boeing 787 and A320Neo fleets in Bahrain, per aircraft maintenance manuals issued by the respective manufacturers and approval from Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs. This was part of its cost reduction initiatives and these maintenance tasks were carried out with the active participation and support of Bahraini management, engineers and technicians.