Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) recently hosted ‘A Wish Comes True’ day as part of the ‘Road to Happiness’ initiative in support of autism awareness, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society.
Ali Abdullah Mohammed Al Dosari (pictured above centre), a
13-year old autistic child who always dreamed of
becoming a pilot, finally realised his dream when he was invited to experience a
simulator flight, and to meet with Etihad Airways pilots, who presented him
with a customised pilot uniform.
The event was attended by members of EAG’s senior management
including: Khaled Almehairbi, Senior Vice President and General Manager Etihad
Airport Ground Services– Abu Dhabi Hub; Captain Salah Awadh Alfarajalla, Senior
Vice President Security & National Pilot Development, Captain Majed Al Marzouqi,
Vice President Flight Operations; Adil Al Mulla, Vice President Procurement and
Supply Management; Ali Al Shamsi, Vice President Global Airports; Linda
Celestino, Vice President Guest Experience Delivery; Dr. Nadia Qassem Mohd Yousuf
Bastaki, Vice President Medical Services and CSR Strategy; Wissam Hachem, Vice
President Learning and Development; along with Dr. Khawla Salem Rashed Al
Saaedi, President of Emirates Autism Society.