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VIDEO: For Aramcon Mohammed Al-Shaya, an interest in aviation has guided his professional journey

“I always believe knowledge is power. The more education you have, the more knowledge you gain, the more value you will be able to create out of yourself, and the more valuable you will be.”

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Welcome on board. This is Mohammed Al-Shaya, aircraft pilot: Boeing 727. Operations: Aviation Department, Saudi Aramco.

 

I was double majored in mechanical engineering. In aviation school, I got my aviation licenses. 

 

I also did that as part of Aramco’s sponsorship.

 

Usually, I start my day be getting picked up from my place to go to the airport. I utilize this time by going through the flight plan for our flight today.

 

Good morning. Good morning; welcome. How are you today? Great.

 

Let’s review today’s Riyadh plane route. We have one of our Boing 737s.

 

In aviation overall, we highly depend on the concept of crew resource management, where flight crews, mechanics, and flight operation centers work together.

 

The most difficult thing, yet it is simple, is to be disciplined and not fall into the trap of being complacent. After flying this aircraft so many times, you tend to have the feeling that you’re extremely confident. 

 

So, it is extremely important in my job to be alert all the time. 

 

Next week, I’m going to the United Kingdom. I’m doing my MBA at the Imperial College of London, sponsored by Saudi Aramco. 

 

I always believe knowledge is power. The more education you have, the more knowledge you have, the more value you will be able to create out of yourself, and the more valuable you will be.

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