Cadet Pilots Graduate

ABU DHABI - The first group of Emirati cadet pilots of Etihad Airways has graduated from the Horizon International Flight Academy in Al Ain and obtained Airline Transport Pilot
Licence (ATPL).

By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 24 Feb 2009, 2:05 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:33 AM

The pilots were given their flying wings at a ceremony at Etihad’s training academy in Abu Dhabi.

The six Emirati pilots — Khalid Saeed, Ebrahim Haidar, Abdullah Al Afifi, Ahmed Yousef Ahmed, Mohamed Al Menhali and Ayman Abdulla bin Jathnan — have joined the airline as second officers. “The six Emirati pilots are an inspiration to us all and we wish them the very best of luck as they now enter the next phase of their careers with Etihad and practice and study full time at our brand-new training academy,” said James Hogan, chief executive officer of Etihad Airways.

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