Kamil Sindi

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Kamil Sindi
Born (1932-01-03) 3 January 1932 (age 86)
Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Kamil Sindi (born January 3, 1932) (Arabic: كامل عبد رب الرسول سندي) was a Saudi businessman and the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines in 1967 and the Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation in 1979.[1]

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Kamil Sindi joined the civil aviation department, at Jeddah airport when he was only 17. He worked there until he became the assistant of General Ibrahim Al-Tasan, who was in charge of the Air Force, civil aviation and the airlines at that time. He later was chosen to be the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines in 1967. During his days at the airline, he took it from a small company with a few DC-3s to an airline with a large fleet that included Boeing and Lockheed jets; and from an airline that had a few local destinations to an airline with large network of destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. He invested a lot in creating institutions for training the personnel, and later teamed up with TWA to provide assistance in training. In 1979 he became the Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation for Civil aviation. He retired in 1983 due to health problems.

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