Oman Air, the nationwide service of the Sultanate, has introduced pilot Maha Al Balushi as the primary feminine Omani Captain.
Ms Al Balushi formally acquired her new rank throughout a ceremony held on the Oman Air’s headquarters in Muscat.
She has been with the airline since 2010 after graduating from the cadet programme on the Royal Melbourne Institute of Expertise, in Australia.
Ms Al Balushi was the one girl who was enrolled within the programme on the time.
She grew to become the primary feminine Omani to be awarded the rank of first officer in 2013.
“My dream has all the time been to grow to be a captain. It hasn’t been straightforward however because of the assist I’ve round me, from my household to my coaching staff and the airline,” mentioned Ms Al Balushi in a press release by Oman Air.
“I’ve completed what I got down to do. It’s an honour to carry this function and I hope that I’ll encourage different Omani ladies to decide on such a rewarding profession within the skies.”
Oman Air mentioned that 1,230 Omani feminine staff contribute to the airline’s power, occupying a spread of roles together with cabin crew, flight operations, engineering, airport companies, advertising and marketing, buyer companies, gross sales and communications.
The airline has thus far achieved an Omanisation charge of 94 per cent — excluding feminine cabin crew.
Supply: The Nationwide