Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa, director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa
Updated 30 March 2019
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Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa, director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Saudi Arabia appointed new government officials on Saturday, including Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa, who was named director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.

Al-Issa holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy, and a Ph.D. in anatomy and neuroscience from Dalhousie University in Canada. She has served in several important positions, including dean of the Department of Science and Medical Studies for female students at King Saud University in Riyadh.

She has also been a member of several committees and boards, including vice dean of the College of Nursing, as well as vice dean and dean of the departments of science and medical studies.  Al-Issa is a faculty member of the College of Applied Medical Sciences and served as an adviser to the office of the director of King Saud University. She worked as a part-time consultant at the Rehabilitation Hospital in King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh.

Al-Issa also chaired the research committee at the Saudi Physical Therapy Association and is on the board of directors of the association. She received a scientific excellence award in the field of health care research from Harvard University after her research was published in Spine Journal in 2006. She is the daughter of the late television presenter Suleiman Al-Issa.


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first 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 first 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.