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Oman Air Hosts Vital HIRAC Workshops

HIRAC Workshops
HIRAC Workshops
Oman Air has held a series of one-day
training workshops for staff involved in identifying and evaluating hazards,
and controlling risks across the company.
The workshops, held as part of Oman
Air’s implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in accordance with
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and regulator requirements,
were titled ‘Hazard Identification and
Risk Assessment and Control
(HIRAC) Workshops’  and were held in November at the Golden Tulip
hotel in Seeb, Muscat.

HIRAC Workshops- Oman Air
HIRAC Workshops- Oman Air
The training was organised under the guidance
of General Manager Quality Assurance Janab Al Sayyid Captain Manin Khalifa Al
Said, who said during his opening address:
“The importance of knowledge attained
through training such as HIRAC workshops cannot be overstated. Risk assessment
is a key element in implementing safety management systems, ensuring that Oman
Air operates safely, and offering a seamless passenger experience. Getting risk
assessment right helps us understand our corporate exposure to risks and make a
difference, not only in assuring our safety levels are always high, but also
provide a basis to sound business decisions.
“I would like to thank Mr Neil
Richardson, a Senior Consultant at Baines and Simmons,
for running these high-impact workshops and providing a deeper understanding of
safety risks, using real life examples. I would also like to thank all those
staff who took part and underwent a proactive and structured approach that gave
them the tools to effectively identify hazards and evaluate risks before an
event occurs.”

About Oman Air

Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the
Sultanate of Oman and an Official 4 Star Airline (Skytrax 2011). Founded in
1993, the airline has since witnessed massive growth and has played a major
role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting
the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.
The airline currently operates direct
international flights from Muscat to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah,
Riyadh, Dammam, Tehran and Kuwait, in the Gulf region, as well as Cairo, Beirut
and Amman within the wider Middle East region.
In addition, Oman Air flies to ten
destinations in India (Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad,
Delhi, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kozhikode and Jaipur), Chittagong in Bangladesh,
Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan, Kathmandu in Nepal and Colombo in
Sri Lanka. Oman Air also flies to the Maldives, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur,
Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam. Its European destinations are London, Milan,
Munich, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich.
Oman Air has also codeshare partnerships with
Emirates Airlines giving travellers better connectivity and an extended range
of services between Dubai and Muscat as well as with Qatar Airways allowing
Oman Air’s customers to book flights from any of the 42 departure points within
its network to Doha, the capital of Qatar. Earlier this year, Oman Air, entered
into a codeshare partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of
Ethiopia on the Muscat and Addis Ababa sectors, which will offer greater choice
for customers of the two airlines.
Oman Air’s fleet currently consists of four
Airbus A330-200s, three Airbus A330-300s, 17 Boeing 737-700s/800s, four Embraer
E175s and two ATR 42s. Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners are on order for delivery
from 2015, three Airbus A330s are expected from December 2014 and six Boeing
737-800s will be added to the fleet, also from 2014. In addition, Oman Air
announced at the Paris Air Show 2013 an order for six Boeing 737-900ERs – the
first Gulf carrier to take the aircraft. By 2016, Oman Air’s total fleet size
is expected to be around 50 aircraft.
Oman Air’s outstanding aircraft interiors
include its First Class Mini Suite, which provides each of the six First Class
passengers with direct aisle access and converts to the longest lie-flat seat
in the skies. The A330’s 20 award-winning Business Class seats each provide
direct aisle access, ample storage space and the latest technological amenities.
Economy Class seats offer adjustable head and leg rests, together with generous
leg and elbow room.
A state of the art in-flight entertainment
system features individual seatback screens, audio and video on demand and live
satellite TV. In addition, Oman Air has pioneered both mobile telephony and
Internet connectivity on board its flights and this is available in all three
Superb new First and Business Class lounges
have been opened at Muscat International Airport, featuring elegant and tranquil
relaxation areas, complimentary spa treatments and à la carte dining. A
lounge-to-aircraft limousine service is also offered to First Class passengers
at Muscat.
Oman Air’s commitment to quality, comfort and
a seamless passenger experience has resulted in international acclaim,
including: Best Business Class Seat in the World (Skytrax World Airline Awards
2011, 2012); Service Excellence, Middle East (Skytrax World Airline Awards
2011); Best Luxury Airline, Middle East (Business Destinations Awards 2011,
2012, 2013); Technological Innovation of the Year (Aviation Business Awards
2010); as well as recognition in the TravelPlus Amenity Bag Awards 2010 (three
Gold, one Silver), 2011 (two Gold, one bronze), 2012 (one Gold); the Cellars in
the Sky Awards 2010 (Silver) and 2012 (two Gold), the KLIA Awards 2011, the
2009 Vision Awards (one Silver, one Bronze) and the Travel Industry Club Awards
2010 (Silver), TTG Travel Award 2011 as Commended Airline of the Year, Best
In-flight Connectivity & Communications award in The 2011 Passenger Choice
Awards in Seattle USA, The Airline of the Year Award at France’s Lauriers d’Or
du Voyage d’Affaires, Top Resa 2011.

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