Etihad’s New VP, Aviation Security & Cadet Pilot Development

ETIHAD AIRWAYS has announced the appointment of Captain Salah Awadh Alfarjalla Al Ameri as Vice President of Aviation Security and Cadet Pilot Development.
A United Arab Emirates national, Captain Al Ameri will ensure Etihad’s compliance with international aviation rules and regulations governing airline security.  His responsibilities will also include overseeing the cadet pilot training programme and developing career plans for Emirati pilots.
Captain Al Ameri has over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry.  He is a retired Colonel of the UAE Air Force and Defence Force where he served for over 21 years.  He joins Etihad from Emirates Airlines where he held the position of Line Captain on the A330 and A340 fleet.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Captain Salah to Etihad.  His vast amount of experience and expertise will be invaluable in these key operational areas.
“We have a growing number of Emiratis in senior roles across our network and have recently increased our efforts to directly recruit skilled UAE nationals, with a target of 75% of new Emirati employees drawn from this talent pool.”