Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker presented with RAeS Fellowship

Posted 24 February 2014 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways CEO, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, has been presented with Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

Above: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, left, being presented with Fellowship from Royal Aeronautical Society President Jenny Body OBE FRAes.

RAeS Fellowship is bestowed upon those who, in addition to making an outstanding contribution to the profession of aeronautics, have also attained a position of high responsibility or long experience of high quality in the profession. Achieving Fellowship – and, with it, the designation of FRAeS - is the highest grade attainable within the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Mr Akbar Al Baker, who was presented with his Fellowship certificate by the RAeS President, Jenny Body OBE FRAeS, said: “I am extremely honoured and proud to have been selected to be the recipient of Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society. To be recognised alongside those who are pioneers in the aviation and aerospace industry is a great privilege.

“Aviation and aerospace are where it is at today because of those who turned their visions and dreams into a reality. And I am grateful that my vision for Qatar Airways has become a reality through the hard work and passion of myself and all Qatar Airways staff. I would like to recognise the Royal Aeronautical Society for their outstanding contribution to industry and thank them for this wonderful tribute.”

Both Ms Body and the RAeS Chief Executive, Mr Simon Luxmoore, nominated Mr Al Baker based on his outstanding contribution to aviation and his significant impact on the growth of Qatar Airways.

Jenny Body added: “The Royal Aeronautical Society is very pleased to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of Aviation and it was a pleasure to be able to present Mr Al Baker’s Fellowship Certificate in person, on board one of the Qatar Airways fleet of 787 Dreamliners in Singapore.”

The RAeS, established in 1866, is dedicated to promoting the highest professional standards in all aerospace disciplines; providing specialist information; acting as a central forum for the exchange of ideas; and playing a lead role in influencing opinion on aerospace matters. The RAeS is the only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community worldwide.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation and currently has orders worth more than US $50 billion for more than 280 aircraft. The airline flies a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 134 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

As part of its aggressive expansion programme, Qatar Airways will launch routes to eight new destinations during 2014: Sharjah (UAE) from 1 March; Dubai World Central (UAE) from 1 March; Philadelphia (USA) from 2 April; Larnaca (Cyprus) from 29 April; Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Turkey) from May 22; Edinburgh (Scotland) from May 28; Miami (USA) from June 10 and Dallas/Fort Worth (USA) from 1 July.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Gulf Air awarded as Fastest Growing Airline in Middle East

Gulf Air was recently awarded as the Fastest Growing Airline in the Middle East region at the 19th Airline Marketing Workshop organised by Athens International Airport in the Greek capital.

We must not loose our free spirit...

Fuel prices, the need for infrastructure to keep pace with airline growth, and the dangers of protectionism, were among the topics at the annual meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) in Cairo. Alan Dron reports.

Airport Show to showcase innovative solutions for Smart Airports

The Airport Show - being held 29 April to 1 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC) - will be providing a new dedicated area for small companies to showcase their innovative solutions, called the Airport

UAE Space Agency announces details of 813 satellite

The UAE Space Agency has announced details of the new 813 satellite, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as a gift from the UAE to the Arab

Oman Air ranks first in Heathrow Airport’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ Q4 2018 league table

Oman Air has been recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier in contributing to the reduction of the noise footprint at UK’s Heathrow Airport, as per the Fly Quiet and Green chart published by LHR airport authorities.

Etihad Airways and Elenium to showcase voice activated self-service kiosk

Etihad Airways and Elenium, a provider of automation technology solutions, will together demonstrate how a newly developed voice activated self-service kiosk, bag drop and boarding gate facility will revolutionise the travel

Connect MEIA SK1402010519
See us at
Connect MEIA BT1402010519ACCA19_BT2141218280219