Medical tests for Etihad staff joining conscription

The ceremony at Etihad Airways’ headquarters in Abu Dhabi also included a tour of the airline’s medical centre which has been certified to conduct the national service’s medical examinations.



By (Staff Report)

Published: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 12:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:22 PM

Abu Dhabi — Etihad Airways’ Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) will conduct medical examination of its Emirati staff, who are going to join the national military training.

In this regard, the General Command of the Armed Forces, represented by the National and Reserve Service Authority (NRSA), signed an MoU with Etihad Airways.

The ceremony at Etihad Airways’ headquarters in Abu Dhabi also included a tour of the airline’s medical centre which has been certified to conduct the national service’s medical examinations and screenings.

The MoU was signed by Major-General Pilot Shaikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon, Chairman of National Service and Reserve Authority, and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Etihad Airways Chairman. Hamad Al Shamsi, Etihad Airways Deputy Chairman, and Mohamed Hamad Al Mehairi, Etihad Airways board member, also attended, accompanied by James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer.

UAE nationals from across Etihad Airways have been undertaking national service training since the end of 2014 and more are expected to join the programme during the year.

Under the MoU, the Etihad Airways Medical Centre will conduct examinations for the airline’s staff, who are called upon for national service. The airline will comply with the agreed guidelines and report the results to the NRSA.

Etihad Airways was applauded by Shaikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon for its initiatives which show the airline’s commitment and capabilities in promoting the national service programme.

haseeb@khaleejtimes.com


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