King Abdullah, Jordan king discuss regional issues

Updated 08 November 2013
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King Abdullah, Jordan king discuss regional issues

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah received at his palace in Jeddah on Monday King Abdallah II of Jordan.
A report by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the two kings discussed developments on Islamic, Arab and international arenas as well as prospects for cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
Also present during the meeting were Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, deputy premier and minister of defense; Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, governor of Makkah region; Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, president of General Intelligence and Secretary General of National Security Council; Prince Mohammed bin Naif, minister of interior; and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, president of the Crown Prince's Court and special adviser to the Crown Prince.
Another SPA report said King Abdullah also received at his palace Sheikh Gen. Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Gen. Mohammed was later seen off at the King Abdulaziz International Airport by Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, president of General Intelligence and Secretary General of National Security Council; and a number of officials.


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
Updated 25 June 2019
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.