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Etihad Airways appoints New Vice President Safety, Security and Quality

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Etihad Airways has appointed Mohamed Abubaker Farea as the airlines new vice president safety, security and quality.

A former director of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the UAE and the chairman of Arab Civil Aviation Commission Safety and Standard Committee, Mohamed has more than 20 years aviation experience.

He has held a variety of senior positions in the Middle East aviation sector, including roles in planning, finance, operations, technical and regulatory. Mohamed joins Etihad Airways from Istithmar World Aviation Executive Jets, the executive jet operations wing of Dubai World.

Captain Richard Hill, Etihad Airways executive vice president operations, said, His knowledge of the UAEs regulatory framework, together with his experience of working with the GCAA and other key governmental and airport authorities will be invaluable for Etihad. Safety is our number one priority at Etihad and to have recruited someone of Mohameds high calibre is extremely pleasing.

Mohamed started his career with British Airways before working for Gulf Air, Gamco, now called Abu Dhabi Aviation Technologies, and the UAE GCAA.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in General Studies and a Masters degree in Business Studies and Management. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

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