Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Aviation Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation focusing on enhancing community and humanitarian cooperation between the two entities, promoting charity efforts and knowledge sharing.
The MoU was signed at Etihad Aviation Group’s Innovation Center by Khaled Al Mehairbi, Senior Vice President Abu Dhabi Airport, and General Manager of Etihad Airport Ground Services, and Chairman of Etihad Airways’ Sports and Social Committee and CSR strategy. Dr. Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali, Executive Manager, signed on behalf of the the H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation.
Also present at the signing ceremony were Etihad Aviation Group’s Hareb Al Muhairy, Senior Vice President Sales (UAE, GCC, Levant, Africa), Captain Salah Alfarajalla, Senior Vice President, Security and National Pilot Development, Adil Al Mulla, Vice President Procurement and Supply Management and Wissam Hachem, Vice President Learning and Development.
The H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation were represented by Saeed Al Awadhi, Head of Corporate Communications and Ebrahim Shaaban Al Abdullah, Humanitarian and Financial Affairs Manager.
Under the MoU, Etihad Aviation Group will provide logistics and transportation support to the foundation as it carries out its humanitarian projects across the globe.
The H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation will support Etihad Aviation Group’s CSR projects locally and internationally, working with the airline to identify and deliver aid to critical areas in need of humanitarian support.
Al Mehairbi said, “We take great pride in partnering with the H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation. Etihad Aviation Group is actively involved in a number of charitable and humanitarian initiatives around the world, and this partnership will provide us with an opportunity to extend our global reach and deliver aid to a greater number of individuals around the world.
“The United Arab Emirates is long recognized for its charitable activities. Inspired by the wisdom and guidance of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, we actively support vulnerable communities across the world and seek to alleviate their difficult circumstances.”
Dr. Mahmoud Talib Al Ali, Executive Director of H.H Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian & Scientific Foundation, hailed Etihad Airways’ for playing a vital role in supporting communities around the world. He also expressed his pleasure to foster their cooperation with Etihad Aviation Group, a key UAE player in promoting communities for better life.
About Etihad Aviation Group:
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Aviation Group is a diversified global aviation and travel group with a business model driven by partnership and an innovative approach to growth. Etihad Aviation Group comprises five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates; Etihad Airways Engineering; Etihad Airport Services; Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners.
About the H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation:
The Foundation was established under article 58 of the UAE law, dated the 1th of March 2011, as an extension of H.H Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan’s vision and commitment to improve the quality of life locally and globally, with a main vision to alleviate human suffering through its divisions.