Global Airlines, the world’s newest long-haul airline, has announced the appointment of Cees Van Dooren as its A380 Project Manager, to advise on all strategic matters related to the aircraft.
Captain Cees was one of the first ever pilots to be employed by Emirates, joining the Dubai based carrier in 1987. He enjoyed 25 years in the flightdeck with the company.
As well as having detailed knowledge of the Emirates product and aircraft, Cees’s contributions extended beyond his role as a pilot. He also trained and developed many of today’s A380 pilots.
His extensive knowledge of the aircraft’s systems, performance, and operational procedures enabled him to impart valuable insights to aspiring aviators, nurturing their skills and ensuring the highest standards of proficiency.
At Global, Cees has been advising CEO James Asquith for the last 18 months and was instrumental in identifying the first aircraft to join the fleet.
He will now continue to advise the CEO and the airlines Executive Committee on a range of matters including future aircraft acquisitions, crew recruitment and training facilities, as well as preparing its current fleet for expected operations from Spring 2024.
James Asquith, the Founder and CEO of Global Airlines, said, “As we continue to grow our team of aviation experts, we are delighted to welcome Captain Cees van Dooren to the Global Airlines family.”
“Cees’ in-depth knowledge of the industry and the aircraft specifically will be invaluable to me and the wider team, as we not only add to our existing fleet but as we continue to develop our plans to deliver the best product in the sky for our customers.”
Cees Van Dooren said, “I am honoured to be asked by James and Global Airlines to help redefine the role the A380 can play in the sky.”
“The airline, like the A380, has a really exciting future and I am confident that when passengers see our plans and our product they will choose Global.”