Twenty-seven cadet pilots have graduated the Emirates Aviation college. At a ceremony, the airline's chairman, Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, presented certificates to the pilots, who successfully completed the flight training course at the University of Western Michigan (WMU) in the United States.
Shaikh Ahmed said, "Emirates is committed to the recruitment of UAE Nationals into its group of companies, spending some Dh40 million annually, and I am very pleased to see here today that this policy has proved fruitful."
In July 2001, Emirates formed a partnership with BAE Flight Training Adelaide (BAFTA) to train its cadet pilots. The southern Australian city was chosen because of its year-round good weather conditions and the fact that Emirates operates direct flights to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.