Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Rashed’s career path in aviation is far from typical. Inspired by his family, he initially set out to become a pilot - but life got in the way.
- Loadmaster Rashed Saeed Alsafran Alhajeri first to be profiled in
‘Heroes of Etihad’ campaign
Never taking no
for an answer, he was committed to pursuing his dream of working in aviation. The
choices he made in his career eventually led Rashed from the cockpit to the
cargo hold of Etihad’s freighter aircraft.
intense training programme that took him from Abu Dhabi across Etihad’s global
network of destinations, Rashed Saeed Alsafran Alhajeri successfully qualified as
a cargo loadmaster. He is now Etihad’s first ever UAE national loadmaster.
He takes on the
complex task of planning the distribution of cargo within Etihad’s aircraft, calculating
where the aircraft's centre of gravity will be based on the weight
distribution, and how much weight each compartment can safely hold. Along with
ensuring the safety of Etihad’s aircraft and flight crew, loadmasters like
Rashed also makes sure cargo is packed as efficiently as possible so that the
space is optimised.
forms part of the aviation group’s ‘Heroes of Etihad’ series, showcasing
members of the Etihad family who make the choice to go above and beyond every
also serves to give an inside look into Etihad’s culture, while highlighting
lesser-known opportunities in Abu Dhabi’s thriving aviation sector.
Part of Etihad Aviation Group, Etihad Cargo
looks to be the best air cargo logistics provider in the industry with its full
range of air freight products and services.