Turkey Hosts Boeing’s Leadership Training for Female Staff of the Qatar Air Force

Issue 91 - May 2019

In order to strengthen its global business partnerships and to contribute to the training of qualified individuals in the rapidly growing aviation sector, Boeing organized a training program to improve the competencies of female officers and employees of the Qatar Air Force in İstanbul.

The program was particularly designed for the development of leadership and communication skills by the Boeing Global Learning Institute for female officers and employees that will operate the Qatar Air Force’s Boeing platforms. Boeing Turkey General Manager and Country Representative Ayşem SARGIN said, “Boeing has long-standing and strong relations with both Qatar and Turkey. While Boeing’s business partnerships with Qatar and Turkey serve as a model in many areas, they also show our determination in achieving joint success in aviation and growing together. Hosting the valued members of the Qatar Air Force in İstanbul within the scope of this training program reflects the spirit of our strong business alliance with Qatar and Turkey as well as the exemplary relations between the two countries. As a woman leader in the aviation industry, I am also very pleased that Boeing and the Qatar Air Force are investing in the female workforce and supporting them to become leaders of the future”.

7 women officers and employees from the Qatar Air Force as well as Boeing trainers participated in the program. Throughout the program, participants were encouraged to be open to research, strengthen their comprehension and to share their experiences. Qatar Air Force’s Fleet Commander Colonel Hamad H. Al-IBRAHIM said that such training would build a bridge between Boeing and the Qatar Air Force, and that more women officers and civilians from other state agencies would be encouraged to join the Air Transport Squadron.

Extending his thanks to Boeing for meeting their training demands, Air Transport Fleet Deputy Commander Colonel Hamed Al-Qahtani pointed out that this training program would further strengthen the relations between the Qatar Air Force and Boeing as well as between Qatar and Turkey. Al-QATANI stated that they wish such joint efforts continue with the arrival of the new Boeing platforms in Qatar, and that more women officers join the Qatar Air Force.