Following the decision by Captain Patrick Rotsaert, Chief Officer Flight Operations, to retire from the company, Captain Ali Hassan Sulaiman has been appointed Acting Chief Officer Flight Operations. Captain Ali, an Omani national, brings more than 30 years of professional experience in civil aviation into his new role. He began his career as a student pilot at 1981. Captain Sulaiman is experienced in flying a range of aircraft, including the Tri0Star, Boeing 737 and 767, and Airbus A320, A330 and A340.
In 2008, he held the position of Senior Manager Training and Standards, where his extensive acumen and commitment helped to enhance effectiveness and outcomes. In 2009, he piloted Oman Air’s first Airbus A330 from the factory in Toulouse, France, to Muscat International Airport. His most recent role has been Deputy Chief Officer Flight Operations.
Captain Sulaiman commented: "I am delighted to have been appointed to this position, Flight Operations being central to Oman Air’s dynamic growth. I trust the entrenched expertise that I have gathered over the last three decades will prove very useful and I very much look forward to play my role in ensuring that Oman Air passengers enjoy an outstanding flying experience. Oman Air is a great success story and it is an honor to have been chosen to be taking part in helping the airline to sustain that success."
On the appointment of Captain Ali Hassan Sulaiman, Wayne Pearce, Chief Executive Officer commented: “I am truly delighted with the appointment of Captain Ali. I am positive he will make an invaluable contribution to the achievements of Oman Air.
As part of the development of our airline, we are fully committed to continue raising the bar and recognizing local talent, and filling key positions with highly competent senior managers whose proven track record constitutes a solid basis for the future of our company.”