UAE: Horizon International Flight Academy appoints new CEO

UAE: Horizon International Flight Academy appoints new CEO

15-Mar-2011 Source: Horizon International

Horizon International Flight Academy have announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri.  Retired Brigardier Pilot Mr. Al Dhaheri began his career as a helicopter pilot in UAE Armed Forces and he went on to hold a number of senior positions in the military. Prior to joining Horizon, he spent 4 years in the United  Kingdom managing UAE Nationals in various higher education programs.

Commenting on his appointment Mr. Al Dhaheri said, “We have ambitious plans for the growth of the Academy, regional demand for pilots is increasing and we aim to provide tailor made training solutions for our customers as well as increasing our global reach”.

With close to 30 years experience in aviation, Mr Al Dhaheri has a wealth of experience which will be an asset to the Academy. He takes over the leadership from the outgoing Interim General Manager Mansour Al Faheem. Mr. Al Faheem, a Senior Executive with Mubadala Development Company resumes his responsibilities at Mubadala whilst continuing to provide strategic guidance to Horizon in his role as a member of the Board of Directors.

“We have worked to further align the company with Mubadala Aerospace’s overall strategy for the aviation industry in Abu Dhabi,” commented, Mansour Al Faheem.

“Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri has a wealth of experience that makes him the ideal person to guide the academy as it continues to expand, build capacity and develop its capabilities in order to meet the needs of the region’s rapidly growing aviation sector.” he added.

Set within the boundary of Al Ain International Airport and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy has set the benchmark for pilot training in the Middle East, and indeed the market. The academy’s complex comprises hangars, classrooms, briefing rooms, library, office complex and internal IT systems for computer and internet based training.

The all year round sunny skies and weather conditions in Al Ain offer fewer days lost due to poor weather and the terrain has the additional benefit of presenting many opportunities for limited power scenarios, mountain flying, and desert training conditions.

With a multinational team of instructors, Horizon combines the knowledge and expertise of professionals who have been in the aviation industry for many years, to offer safe, skilled and quality flight instruction in a highly professional and enjoyable way. We deliver unequalled flight training, offering both Fixed Wing and Helicopter Pilot Courses. Our staff and students remain focused on achieving the best results possible and therefore gain the best possible advantages for employment as a pilot.

[ editor note: Horizon operate ten Bell 206s and three Robinson R44s]

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