Emirates celebrates 10,000th cabin crew graduate
Dubai, September 28, 2008
It was a momentous day at the Emirates Aviation College in Dubai as the 10,000th cabin crew graduated from the international airline’s intensive training course.
Mohana Chonayah, the 10,000th graduate, arrived in Dubai six weeks ago from her native Malaysia. She was one of the 61 new cabin crew at last week’s graduation ceremony who has spent the last six weeks undergoing intensive training and assessment at the world-class Emirates Aviation College in Dubai.
The graduates trained in state-of-the art facilities, including emergency training simulators and full-scale aircraft mock-ups, along with medical training accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh to ensure that Emirates’ passengers benefit from being in the best qualified hands in the industry.
Mohana was joined on stage by the first, 500th and 1,000th Emirates cabin crew, all of whom are still flying with the multi-award winning international carrier.
“Our cabin crew occupy a special place in the Emirates family: they are the public image of our great airline. It is their grace and professionalism that helps to keep customers coming back to fly Emirates,” said Emirates divisional senior vice president – Service Delivery Terry Daly.
He added that within five years, Emirates forecasted the number of cabin crew to tip 18,000. “Given our current aircraft order, we will eventually need more than 20,000 crew.”-TradeArabia News Service