Tuesday 25 February 2020

Gulf Air hires 22 Bahraini maintenance technicians

MANAMA, 28 days ago

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, recently welcomed a new batch of 22 Bahraini aircraft maintenance technicians who have recently joined the airline and began their training programme.

With this recruitment Gulf Air has reached 90 per cent Bahrainization in the position of aircraft maintenance technicians.

Gulf Air’s deputy chief executive officer Captain Waleed Al Alawi said: “This is a major milestone for us to be a leader amongst carriers from our neighbouring countries by having local, specialized and professional talents representing our beloved Kingdom. Gulf Air continues in being a corporate leader in Bahrainization in the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Gulf Air prides itself with its legacy and long experience in aviation; as the airline selects only the top contenders based on their performance; and in compliance with the high standards that Gulf Air has set for its technicians and aircraft engineers; all in accordance with the Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs safety regulations, an airline statement said.

The airline has established a tailored programme in which it recruits and trains Bahrainis to become aviation professionals and continue Bahrain’s legacy of being a longstanding reliable source of aviation industry professionals who have served the national carrier and other regional airlines, it added.

Gulf Air has recently developed a detailed Bahrainization plan outlining all positions that are occupied by expatriates and their Bahraini potential replacements who will undergo a thorough and timely career development plan to increase nationalisation across all different departments and divisions of Gulf Air.

Currently,90 per cent of headquarter employees, 97 per cent of first officers and 100 per cent of the airline’s second officers and male cabin crew are all Bahraini. – TradeArabia News Service


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