Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Beirut

Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Beirut
Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9
Updated 02 August 2017

Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Beirut

Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Beirut

Etihad Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 to its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi to Beirut.
The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to and from the Lebanese capital. The Boeing 787-9 features Etihad Airways’ next-generation business and economy class cabins and is configured with 299 seats — 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
Mohammad Al-Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive commercial vice president, said: “Beirut was the first international destination served by Etihad Airways in 2003 and it is fitting that we introduce the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner to this key market today. The new two-class 787-9 provides an increase of 125 seats per flight, with 4,186 weekly seats now offered in both directions. This reflects the strong demand to Lebanon from Abu Dhabi and the entire UAE, where a large Lebanese expatriate community resides.”
He added: “A significant proportion of our customers traveling to Lebanon originate in Australia, home to a considerable Lebanese Australian community, with the vast majority based in the Sydney area. They can now enjoy an upgraded, seamless flying experience, connecting from A380 services via Abu Dhabi onto 787 Dreamliners onwards to Beirut.”
Beirut flights now include a Norland-approved Flying Nanny in economy class to provide specialized care for families with young children.
The Business Studios offer direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an increase of 20 percent in personal space. The Business Studio is equipped with an in-seat massage and pneumatic cushion control system which enables guests to adjust the firmness and comfort of their seat.
Each Business Studio has an 18-inch personal touch-screen TV with noise-cancelling headsets. Guests can also enjoy mobile connectivity, onboard wi-fi and seven satellite channels of live TV.
Economy Smart Seats have a “fixed wing” headrest, adjustable lumbar support, a seat width of approximately 19 inches and an 11.1-inch personal TV monitor on each seat.
The airline’s Boeing 787 fleet is equipped with the latest inflight entertainment system featuring over 750 hours of movies and programs, as well as hundreds of music choices and a selection of games for both adults and children.


PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification
Updated 19 January 2021

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC, has recently been recognized as an approved center offering the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in the Middle East. This professional qualification will develop core management skills, and enable aspiring leaders to acquire globally recognized accreditation.

Launching as a public course in February, the Level 5 diploma in management and leadership is designed to give participants the skills and competencies needed to become an effective manager. Live online training will be delivered through a flexible, bite-sized modular program over a one-year period. Upon completion, participants will be one step closer to CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Amanda Line, partner at PwC’s Academy, said: “Leadership is required in all areas of an organization, no matter the industry, to set direction and unlock the greatest potential in teams. The CMI qualification not only equips participants with cross-functional management skills that form the building blocks of leadership, the fact that this is a globally recognized accreditation adds confidence to both participants and companies.”

The Level 5 diploma covers core subjects including finance management, project management, planning and procuring, and the principles of management and leadership. Participants can continue to progress through the CMI qualification by earning an award, certificate or diploma, depending on their professional goals.

PwC’s Academy will also offer Level 3 and Level 7 CMI qualifications as in-house training for organizations across the Middle East.

Winston Jacob, head of employer and partner provider relations at CMI, said: “Our mission at CMI is, and has been for the past 70 years, to raise the quality and standard of management in the workplace. We are delighted to partner with PwC’s Academy in the Middle East to offer a number of our globally recognized qualifications, and at a time that has never been more critical for the development of our future leaders.”