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Ibraham Faizal

825 North Napan Road, Napan, New Brunswick E1N 5E3 Canada
(506) 778-8179 or ifaizal@nbnet.nb.ca
Languages: English – fluent & French- medium

Present Appointment

VP Business Development Sky Tours Maldives

  • Independent Aviation Expert Consultant.
  • Awaiting Thesis for MSC in Air Transport Management at the London City University
  • After doing a French Immersion at NBCC Miramichi
  • Vice President, Miramichi Multicultural Association
  • Chairperson, Planning Committee, Miramichi River Tourism Association.

Major Achievements

  • Aviation Consultant for a Company on a subcontract bid for a NATO Project.
  • Formation of The Operations Department at Male’ International Airport
  • Training staff up to ICAO Standards
  • Formulation of Policy and Guidelines including the compilation of a Ground Operations Manual
  • Compilation of the 1st Airport Emergency Plan for Male’ International Airport.
  • Laying down the specifications and negotiating and purchasing of multi million dollar equipments for Male’ International Airport
  • Member of the Airport Planning Committee for the upgrading of Male’ International Airport
  • General Secretary of Airport Facilitation Committee
  • Organised Hot Emergency exercises involving the Airport Fire Service, The Police and The Coast Guard
  • Formed a private airline company in The Maldives.
  • Represented The Maldives and the company at numerous ICAO,ICAA and IATA meetings
  • Involved in various commercial activities regarding concessions at The Airport

Professional Experience

2000- 2005 Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
Director of Accident Investigation and Prevention

Male’, Maldives
  • Investigation of all Air Accident Investigations, Incidents and recommending procedures for prevention of Accidents and Incidents
  • Interviewing of personnel, including Flight Crew and correlating evidence and analysing the evidence
  • Making a judgement on the cause or causes of the accident/incident based on all of the evidence available
  • Making recommendations so that such future accidents/incidents could be avoided
  • Filing a report to ICAO(International Civil Aviation Organisation) and other relevant authorities regarding any accident investigated
  • Auditing of Airlines, Airports and Handling Agencies if and when required by The Director General of Civil Aviation
  • Quality Control checks on all Aviation Companies if and when required by The Director General of Civil Aviation.

1997-2000 Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
Deputy Director

Male’, Maldives

Oversaw new projects at the Ministry and advising The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation

1993-1997 Seagull Airways Pvt Ltd
Managing Director

Male’, Maldives
  • Selected, negotiated and started-up of this company
  • Negotiated with the manufacturer and the whole operation of the airline

1991-1993 Maldives Airports Authority
Deputy Director

Male’, Maldives
  • Head of Operations Dept at Male’ International Airport, divided into Terminal Services, Air Traffic Services, Fire and Rescue, Ground Handling and Security, Airport Facilitation, Airline Coordination and Concessionaires

1989-1991 Maldives Airports Authority
Assistant Director (OPS)

Male’, Maldives
  • In Charge of Ground Operations Department at Male’ International Airport, divided into Ramp Section and Terminal Services

1987-1989 Maldives Airports Authority
Chief Grounds Operations

Male’, Maldives
  • Oversaw Ground Operations at Male’ International Airport
  • This coincided at the time the Indian Air Force was operating in Male’ International Airport for “Operation Cactus
  • Oversaw all Air operations and movements of both military and civilian including both Fixed Wing and Rotary Aircrafts compromising commercial traffic, Indian Naval and Indian Air Force aircrafts

1984 Maldives Airports Authority
Senior Operations Officer

Male’, Maldives
1981-1984 Maldives Airports Authority
Operations Officer

Male’, Maldives
1977-1981 Maldives Airports Authority
Flight Operations Officer

Male’, Maldives

Educational and Professional Qualifications

1987 Airport Management Course
Civil Aviation Training Centre

Singapore
1985 Material Procurement and Stock Control Course
Civil Aviation Training Centre

Manila, Philippines
1986 Aircraft Accident Investigation Management
Civil Aviation Training Centre

Manila, Philippines
1983-1984 Airport Operations Training Course
British Caledonian Airways

London Gatwick, UK
1977-1978 Flight Operations Officer Training
Civil Aviation Training Centre

Bangkok, Thailand
1977 Aviation Introductory Course
Civil Aviation Training Centre

Bangkok, Thailand

Seminars/Workshop/Membership

Workshop on Dangerous Goods ICAO, Thailand 20-24 Jan, 1986
Aviation Security Seminar ICAO, Malaysia 17-21 Aug, 1987
29th ICAA World Congress South Korea 15-21 Oct 1989
Schedule Coordinating Conference Singapore 5-11 Nov 1989
30th ICAA World Congress Monaco 24-28, Sep 1990
87th IATA Scheduling Conference France 14-21, Nov 1990
88th IATA Scheduling Conference Germany 19-26 June 1991
IATA Slot Allocation Symposium Belgium 10-11 Sep 1991
IATA Slot Coordination Conference Canada 20-27 Nov 1991
IATA Summer 93 Slot Coordination Conference Germany 3-10 Nov 1992
IATA Winter 93/94 Slot Coordination Conference USA 10-16 June 1993
SAARC Technical Committee on Transport Conference Pakistan Dec 1997
SAARC Technical Committee on Transport Conference Pakistan Sept 1998
SAARC Technical Committee on Transport Conference Pakistan Oct 1999
PTRC Seminar on Traffic Planning, UK Feb 2000

Member of:  Airport Facilitation Committee, Airport Emergency Committee, Airport Security Committee, Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.

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