Oman Air Appoints New General Manager, Quality and Safety
Date: 3 Jun 2012
Oman Air has appointed Janab Al Sayyid Captain Manin bin Khalifa bin Said Al-Said to the new position of General Manager, Quality and Safety. The role, which includes responsibility for Emergency Response Planning, was previously included within the duties of Oman Air’s Chief Officer, Flight Operations.
Welcoming Captain Al-Said to Oman Air, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, said:
“I am extremely pleased that we have been able to appoint Captain Manin to the role of General Manager, Quality and Safety and everyone at Oman Air offers him a warm welcome. He brings with him a wealth of experience gained over many years within the aviation industry and the position he is now taking up is vital to Oman Air’s continuing success.
“The safety of our customers is the over-riding concern of Oman Air and Captain Manin’s undoubted and proven expertise in this area will serve us well. Furthermore, Oman Air’s considerable international reputation has been built on, amongst a range of factors, the high quality of our products and services. We look forward to working with Captain Manin to reaffirm our commitment to quality and to deliver the best possible passenger experience for all our customers.”
Janab Al Sayyid Captain Manin bin Khalifa bin Said Al-Said responded:
“I am delighted to be joining Oman Air and to be bringing the experience I have gained over 35 years in aviation to the benefit of Oman’s national carrier. I very much look forward to working with the team in Muscat and across Oman Air’s network of more than 40 destinations to deliver the highest standards of quality and safety within all areas of the airline’s operations.”
Captain Al-Said began his career in aviation in 1970 and was commissioned into the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force in 1974. He joined Gulf Air in 1979, initially as a pilot, and subsequently rose to the position of Head of Flight Safety and Quality Assurance. His most recent role prior to joining Oman Air included being an IOSA Qualified Auditor/Consultant with Aviation Quality Services in Frankfurt, carrying out IOSA and company audits on a range of airlines. Furthermore, Captain Al-Said was the co-founder and first Chairman, from 2005 to 2007, of the Gulf Flight Safety Committee, which now has more than 100 aviation industry, corporate and airline members.
Captain Al-Said joins Oman Air following the airline’s emergence over the last 30 months as an international airline with a deserved reputation for comfort, luxury and value. Oman Air was assessed in 2011 as an Official 4-Star Airline and was awarded Best Business Class Seat in the World by SKYTRAX at the 2011 World Airline Awards. In the same year, Oman Air was named Airline of the Year at France's Lauriers d'Or du Voyage d'Affaires and, more recently, Best Business Class Airline, Middle East, at the Business Destinations Awards. The acclaim has recognised the growth of Oman Air’s fleet, including the introduction of luxurious Airbus A330 and Embraer 175 aircraft, the expansion of the airline’s network to include exciting destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa, and the unveiling of an array of new products and innovations, including the pioneering of inflight mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity.