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  • Ladies lead the way

    Ladies lead the way

    Tough, resilient and at the top of their game - the women at our workplace are truly inspiring. They have and still continue to play a strong role in the growth of our company. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, reinforced his appreciation of our women colleagues on International Women’s Day on 8 March.
    He attended a celebration at the EGHQ atrium, where colleagues celebrated with delicious cake and selfies. Sheikh Ahmed said: “We’re proud that so many more women are making their mark in the aviation and travel services industry in a myriad of roles – whether as pilots, cabin crew, engineers, on the ramp, at the airport or in our offices.

    They bring unique perspectives, and add resilience to our business. I’d like to wish all our female employees a happy International Women’s Day, and thank them for their continued commitment.”

    Ladies lead the way

    Women across the Group perform roles that span customer services, flight and ramp operations, technical services, security, logistics, catering, corporate functions, and more.

    Abdulaziz Al Ali, EVP - Human Resources, said: “We’re committed to providing equal opportunities at the workplace for both women and men across all business functions. We’re proud of our female colleagues and their immense contribution to the growth and success of the Group. “We hope they can continue to inspire and be role models for girls and women who are interested in pursuing careers in aviation.
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  • No mountain too high

    No mountain too high

    Biking on mountainous terrain requires courage, skill and daredevilry. And that’s exactly what two colleagues displayed during the recent ultra-tough, six-hour Hatta Mountain Bike Endurance Challenge 2017. The event attracts professional and amateur cyclists from all over the world. Each lap involved a combination of uphill, downhill, steep drops, wadi rides and super rocky sections around the Hatta mountains.

    Individual riders and teams had to complete as many laps as possible in six hours.
    This year, our colleagues Mallik Wassim and Eldine Chakranarayan competed as a two-man team, finishing in 20th place. Mallik said: “The race was tough and we trained hard for it despite working in shifts.

    It wasn’t easy competing with professional riders, but we were determined to finish, as many people were rooting for us.”

    No mountain too high

    Eldine added: “Many of our fellow riders gave up - some fainted from dehydration, while others had accidents or experienced technical issues. Our team completed five laps.

    We started at 10am and finished at 4pm. We were pushed beyond our limits of endurance, which is why this was such an incredible achievement for us.
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  • Actions speak louder than words

    Actions speak louder than words

    A flydubai flight was diverted to Chelyabinsk in Russia due to bad weather recently but none of the crew could speak Russian. Travelling as a passenger that day, Anna noticed that the other passengers and the crew were having a challenging time communicating. Stepping in, Anna made personal announcements in Russian, translating for the crew, and communicating with customers.

    “I missed my birthday party to help out that day, but seeing how grateful the captain and crew were, made me feel really great,” Anna said. “The situation also made me realise that I need to say thank you to our crew more often.”
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  • Our very own cricket star

    Our very own cricket star

    Chaitrali Deepak Kalgutkar, Subject Matter Expert at dnata, is passionate about her work and cricket. Cricket is regarded by most as a men’s game, but Chaitrali smashes that stereotype. She has played on The UAE women’s team since 2010 and also won the Women’s Gulf Cup cricket tournament in Oman a couple of years ago.

    Despite the hectic schedule of working shifts at dnata Airport Operations and the demands of cricket practice during the season, Chaitrali manages to find a good work/life balance. Colleagues and management encourage her to pursue her passion and support her by all means possible.

    Through sport, she has learned the value of teamwork, discipline and leadership. Chaitrali encourages other women in the Emirates Group to take an interest in the game:

    Our very own cricket star

    “Women should also get an opportunity to engage, interact with and experience cricket. In a women-only environment, we can feel confident about giving it a go. There are very few women working in the grassroots area of the game. We want more female cricketers to flourish in the upcoming years.”
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  • A day in the life of...

    A day in the life of...

    Salaheddin Allan
    Decal, Stencil and
    Livery Draftsman

    When did you join the company?
    I joined Emirates in 2011 to help set up the Graphic Shop, where we produce decals, markings and cabin placards for our aircraft.

    What inspired you to take on this career?
    As a child, art was my favourite hobby. I enjoyed sitting at home and sketching different things. As time passed, I realised I wanted my hobby to be my career.
    To hone my skills further, I took up AutoCAD and other graphic design software courses. I’ve been in this line of work for more than 20 years.

    A day in the life of...

    What are you most proud of?
    Before 2011, the Gulf region didn’t have silkscreen machines to print decals and placards for aircraft. When I joined Emirates, I requested for high-end silkscreen machines with specifications that I provided.
    Since then, these machines have made printing decals cheaper, more efficient, and more readily available to our mechanics and engineers.
    I also take pride in researching methods adopted by other companies, which helps me keep up to date with industry best practices. I often find that we haven’t adopted some of their simple ideas, such as creating templates. So I made a positioning template for the different markings on our A380 passenger doors, which cut down the installation time from two hours to ten minutes.

    A day in the life of...

    What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced at work?
    In June 2016, we were given 17 days to complete and apply the LA Dodgers decal to our A380. I decided to take a risk and not use digital printers, as that would’ve taken 44 days. Instead, we used silkscreen printers and a complicated process involving the meshing of different colours. The entire team worked hard to get the job done in eight days - we saved around Dhs33,000 solely on ink alone.

    What do you do outside of work?
    Every Friday, I go to the pool or beach to swim about 5km as it helps me relax. I love spending time with my two children and watching movies with them. I also take care of my two pet cockatiels, Lucas and Rosie.

    A day in the life of...

    My diary
    7:00 AM Had a short meeting with colleagues at the Graphic Shop.

    7:15 AM Met with managers and engineers to discuss ongoing projects.

    8:00 AM Visited the workshops to check on the progress of each project.

    8:30 AM Reviewed and responded to emails.

    9:15 AM Designed templates for interior and exterior placards, and replied to requests from different departments.

    12:30 PM Had lunch.

    1:00 PM Printed design templates.

    A day in the life of...

    2:30 PM Made rounds around the workshops to prepare my daily report.

    3:00 PM Prepared the report and sent it to all the relevant departments.

    3:30 PM Headed home.
  • Shout out

    Shout out

    Exceeding expectations
    From sending stuffed toys to taking care of a sick passenger, our colleagues went out of their way to make a difference to our customers

    Going above and beyond
    On a flight to Cape Town in April, a customer grew violently ill from a suspected case of food poisoning that she contracted before her flight. Farzaanah immediately called Medlink, our inflight medical assistance hotline, and gave the customer the advised medication.

    Shout out

    Rising to the challenge
    “I arranged medical assistance at the airport so the customer would get the help she needed. The crew and I also took turns to stay by her side until we landed,” said Farzaanah.While completing the medical incident report, Farzaanah realised it was the sick customer’s birthday the next day.

    Thoughtful gesture
    “I thought it would be nice to buy her a bouquet of proteas – the national flower of South Africa – and a birthday card, which I delivered to the customer’s hotel myself,” said Farzaanah.The customer was very moved by the act, and sent Farzaanah a thank you message on Facebook and a formal note complimenting her service. “I’m just glad to have represented our airline the best I could,” she added.

    Shout out

    I had an amazing experience with the crew on my flight to Cape Town. I had terrible food poisoning and the cabin crew were incredible. When I went back to the hotel from a day out, there were flowers and a note, which had been personally dropped off by Farzaanah. I was truly impressed. I’ll only fly Emirates from now on!”
    Erica, Customer

    no stone left unturned
    While on a break at DXB, Ahmad Mohamad Kobeissi, Airport Services Officer, noticed a colleague trying to help a distressed customer who’d lost his wheelchair’s joystick. The customer, a Paralympics gold medalist, had arrived in Dubai for a special event.

    Shout out

    Offering help
    Ahmad offered his assistance, by following up with the loading teams and physically searching all the offloading and arrival areas.
    He then started looking through the foreign object debris and rubbish bins where, fortunately, he found the joystick.

    Satisfied customer
    The customer was elated to have his wheelchair in working order again, and was very grateful for Ahmad’s help. Ahmad was also rewarded for his efforts with the Achievement in Customer Excellence (ACE) award by Dubai Airports.

    Cuddling up with our animals
    Two toy-related mishaps had our young explorers hoping for a Fly With Me Animal. And we made sure their wishes were granted, much to their delight.

    Shout out

    on a happy note
    A customer’s child had lost her favourite Emirates toy, Enrico the monkey, in Barcelona. And another customer’s son didn’t get a toy on any of his four flights. The parents of both children reached out to us on Facebook to see if there was anything we could do for the children.
    The Social Media team coordinated with our Dubai Contact Centre to send both children Fly With Me Animals and a fun note written by the animal.

    “I would like to thank you all. My son was really surprised and thrilled with the Fly With Me Animals. I’d also like to thank you for the letter you sent with the toys - that was really nice of you.”
    Elena, Customer
  • Following the dream

    Following the dream

    Do you recognise the young man below, standing with one of our captains? He was a 16-year-old wannabe pilot who we featured in Safar back in 2010. Today, this loyal Emirates fan is more determined than ever to fulfil his dream of a career in the cockpit...

    [New Zealand] Grant Batty was just an enthusiastic 16-year-old when he first created a buzz for being one of our biggest fans and an aspiring pilot. Now aged 21, with a Bachelor of Aviation, Grant has started to build flying hours in his quest to qualify as a first officer.

    Where it all started
    “I still vividly remember my first flight with Emirates – it was in 2007 on an A340 from Sydney to Christchurch. I saw the crew walk through Sydney Airport led by the captain and first officer, and knew instantly that this was what I wanted to do,” said Grant, who majored as an airline transport pilot.

    Following the dream

    He currently holds an Australian and New Zealand Commercial Pilot Licence with a ‘frozen’ Airport Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). This licence is for pilots who’ve passed all ATPL theoretical exams but haven’t met the required 1,500 flight hours. So far, Grant has clocked 300 hours of flight time.
    “Flying gives me a sense of real freedom. Even after going through flight school, I’m still absolutely baffled as to how the majestic A380 gets airborne,” he said.

    As an inquisitive aviation enthusiast, Grant saved up his pocket money just to experience our flights, and often requested to see the flight decks on his trips. This was how he met Captain Darren Mendoza, who has kept in touch with him over the years. “Even as a teenager, Grant asked a lot of intelligent questions. He knew everything about us, from our flight schedules to the engines,” said Captain Darren.

    Following the dream

    Over the years, Captain Darren and his colleagues have gifted Grant with a new collection of model aircraft, which he had lost during a 2010 Christchurch earthquake.
    Captain Darren said: “It’s been great seeing Grant progress from a student pilot to a full-fledged commercial pilot. I have every confidence that I’ll find him as my first officer in the near future. He just needs to get his experience up to meet our requirements and then the world will be his oyster.”

    Our young fan’s milestones
    Has been on every type of aircraft flown by Emirates since 2008

    Skywards Silver member at 15 years old

    Was on board the inaugural A380 Christchurch flight

    Following the dream

    Was on board the inaugural A380 Christchurch flight

    Got his Commercial Pilot’s Licence in March 2016

    Graduated with a Bachelor of Aviation in May 2017
  • Game, set and match

    Game, set and match

    Diana Nateras and Sebastien Ruch served up sportsmanship and success at a charity tennis tourney in Thailand

    [Thailand] From backhand smashes and backspins, to strong volleys and powerful aces, Diana Nateras and Sebastien Ruch showed their skills at a recent inter-airline tennis tourney. The British Airways and Lufthansa Charity International Airline Tennis Tournament was held in Pattaya, Thailand.
    The event, held from 22 to 25 May, included men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. Sebastien and Diana competed in all categories, teaming up with players from Swiss in the men’s and women’s doubles.
    Diana’s excellent volleying won her the Ladies Singles 4.0 title following an 8-1 victory over her Lufthansa opponent. Sebastien played well but didn’t make it to the final rounds.

    Game, set and match

    Great camaraderie
    “We had some great moments and remained motivated through the whole tournament. It was fun catching up with other players in the evenings - the atmosphere was friendly and light-hearted,” said Sebastien.
    Diana said: “Seeing Sebastien, who’s stationed in Switzerland, again was great, as was meeting other competitors. Going up against tough teams was both exciting and nerve-racking. Air India and Singapore Airlines were among the strongest teams.”

    Memorable moment
    Diana added: “It was really exciting to win the ladies singles’ title, as it was a tough match. But the highlight was definitely playing in a tourney to raise funds for the Pattaya Orphanage.”

    Game, set and match

    The charity event featured:



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