The General Command of the Armed Forces, represented by National Service and Reserve Authority (NRSA) recently inked an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Airways.
The signing ceremony was held at the airline’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The MoU was signed by HE Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed Bin Tahnoon, chairman of NRSA and HE Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Etihad Airways chairman. The national service is being undertaken by UAE nationals from across Etihad Airways.
Under the MoU, the airline’s medical center will conduct examinations for staff that are called upon for national service. The airline will comply with agreed guidelines and report the results to NRSA.
Currently, there are more than 150 UAE nationals working across different positions at the airline’s offices and airport destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Many of them have also been placed on assignment with Etihad Airways’ partner airlines worldwide. More than 6,000 UAE nationals are set to join the airline by 2020.