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Stand by for African aviation boom UK students told

Posted 10 March 2015 · Add Comment

The former head of flight operations at FastJet, Capt Ali Hammoud, has told students at a UK university that Africa is preparing for a “big aviation boom”.

Hammoud, who is now flying with Gulf Air was speaking at Buckinghamshire New University to travel & aviation students including student pilots.
Captain Ali Hammoud gave career tips, spoke about his existing role at Gulf Air, his background, which has included working as chief pilot and head of flight operations at FastJet, and about the aviation industry in Africa.

He said: “The airline industry in Africa looks set to experience a big aviation boom with potential growth in job opportunities as a result.

“I hope that the advice, experience and feedback I shared gave the students a more well-rounded view of the aviation industry. I was impressed with how enthusiastic and enquiring they all were,”

he said.
James Pearson, senior lecturer in aviation, said: “The talks by Ali was extremely useful and thought-provoking.

“We regularly bring in airline and other industry figures to provide a real perspective of the industry. 

Also speaking was EasyJet's marketing  director Tony Anderson
“This is absolutely crucial to the increasing understanding and appreciation of aviation, and they make a really valid and exciting contribution to our teaching

Speakers and students at the University near London.

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