Bahraini Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismail was recently appointed as new chief operating officer of Gulf Air.
He has quite an impressive expressive of over 35 years in the aviation industry. In fact he started his career with Gulf Air flying the Fokker F27 and later the Boeing 747 fleet that Gulf Air operated in the 1980s. Following that he worked both at Gulf Air and with other airlines in the region where he managed major fleet expansion projects including managing a fleet composed of 144 aircraft.
Krešimir Kučko, Gulf Air CEO and Captain Waleed AbdulHameed Al Alawi, Gulf Air deputy CEO, welcomed Captain Ismail at his new job.
His appointment comes at a crucial time for the company as the airline carrier is set to receive a new fleet consisting of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft, of which 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 2 Airbus A320Neos will enter Gulf Air’s fleet by end-2018.
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