New Appointment at Gulf Air

Captain Peter Mitchell is to take up the position as Head of Flight Standards and Training at Gulf Air in October.

Presently Chief Pilot at bmi british midland, Captain Mitchell’s distinguished career with the airline spans some 27 years, during which he has flown a variety of aircraft types ranging from the Vickers Viscount to the Airbus A330 he flies at present. He has also made a significant contribution to pilot management and training during this period.

During a short secondment from the airline Peter was responsible for the establishment of London City Airways with a fleet of DHC-8 aircraft operating from London`s City airport in the renovated docklands area of east London, where he subsequently became the Operations Director.

“Captain Mitchell has been involved in pilot training for 22 years with almost as many in management,” said Captain Hameed Ali, Vice President Operations. “We are delighted to have someone of this calibre and experience on board. I believe Gulf Air will benefit from his considerable experience in driving the new developments in the crew training arena and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.`

About Gulf Air: Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, Oman and the UAE, and is the only truly pan Gulf airline in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 45 cities in 33 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 33 aircraft.


The airline is in the first year of a three-year strategic recovery programme, headed by President and Chief Executive, James Hogan. The airline’s aim is to further evolve by taking its renowned cultural strengths, which have been gained over more than half a century, into a global environment.