Captain Mustapha Kamal bin Halim is appointed Director of Flight Operations with immediate effect.
Captain Kamal is responsible for organizing, staffing and directing all flight operations, cabin safety, crew scheduling and training programs. He is also responsible for dealing with all technical issues relating to fleet management, ensuring the highest standard of flying, and that the professionalism of the flight crew is maintained at all times.
He ensures compliance on technical matters, working with the regulatory bodies and ensures technical data verification of the approval process is complied with prior to operation.
Captain Kamal was born in Johor Baru and was educated in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. He attended the Philippine Airlines Aviation School in June 1981 and graduated in September 1982 under the MAS Cadet Pilot program. Apart from flying for MAS for 22 years, he also flew for Etihad Airways for 13 years.
He has flown various types of aircraft, including the F27, B737-200/300/400/500, B747-200/300, B777-200/300 and B787-9/10.