The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) announced today that Etihad Airways had become its first Benefactor member from the Middle East, which is the highest level of membership offered by the Foundation.
In addition, Etihad Airways Vice President Corporate Safety and Quality, Captain Majed Al Marzouqi was appointed as a member of the FSF International Advisory Committee.
FSF President and Chief Executive Officer Jon Beatty said: “This is an important and fast growing region for the aviation industry and Etihad Airways involvement with FSF as its first benefactor member from the region is notable,”
“After Etihad Airways hosted our very successful International Air Safety Summit (IASS) 2014 in Abu Dhabi, we are thrilled that they’ve continued that commitment to aviation safety and FSF.”
Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the FSF is an independent, non-profit organization which focuses on research, publishing, educating and promoting aviation safety.
The airline hosted the 67th IASS, which is the aviation’s premier global safety event, bringing together aviation professionals from around the world to identify safety issues, devise approaches to reduce risk and implement initiatives to improve safety.
Captain Majed Al Marzouqi said: “I am honoured to be a part of the FSF International Advisory committee which brings together the aviation industry through safety.”
“The committee is chaired by Captain Bill Curtis from Air Canada and I look forward to be working with him and the other members in looking at ways to innovate and provide ongoing safety solutions to the industry.”
The Flight Safety Foundation has a membership of more than 1000 individuals and corporations from all segments of the aviation industry. Currently, 24 of those members have opted to become Benefactor members and support FSF safety programs at the highest level.
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organisation engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
About Etihad Airways Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 113 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 119 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and six Airbus A380s.
Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com
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