Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), the Kingdom’s only approved aviation training provider in the region, signed a comprehensive training agreement marking a major milestone in the cooperation between the two subsidiaries of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company.
In a ceremony held at Gulf Air headquarters in Muharraq, Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Samer Majali and GAA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Tim Shattock signed the agreement under which GAA will provide a wide range of training services to Gulf Air personnel - pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, cabin crew, and ground staff on its facilities.
Mr. Majali said, “This agreement further cements our cooperation with GAA with whom we have a special relationship as we both are in the same industry and belong to the same parent company.”
“GAA has very good facilities that cover most aspects of the airline operations, in addition to its Airbus simulators and soon-to-be-installed Embraer simulator. This is an advantage for Gulf Air as we operate both Airbus and Embraer fleet and will be able to get our pilots and engineers trained right here in Bahrain at the comprehensive GAA campus.”
Commented Mr. Shattock, “We are pleased to have entered into this landmark agreement with our national carrier, Gulf Air bringing us even closer in our business and cooperation.”
“GAA was born out of the need for an independent aviation training provider in the region spearheaded by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. Within a short span of time, GAA has won international recognition for its training standards and quality of service, having received highly-accredited approvals from the UK-CAA as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). We are now able to offer world-class facilities for our customers” Mr. Shattock concluded.