30 October 2015
New pilots and cabin crew members celebrated a milestone in their careers in the aviation industry today at a joint graduation ceremony between Firefly and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB). The event was held at the Malaysia Airlines Academy in Kelana Jaya, Selangor, and commenced at 3 p.m. in the afternoon. The proud graduates consisted of 10 cadet pilots from Firefly, while 15 were from Malaysia Airlines. Also among the graduating class were 10 Firefly cabin crew members.
Aside from friends and families of the graduates, among those in attendance were management from Firefly and Malaysia Airlines, including guest of honour - MAB Chief Operating Officer (COO), Peter Bellow, as well As Firefly Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ignatius Ong.
Ong Said, “We are happy to welcome all the new graduates into the Firefly family. As Firefly strives to continuously and conscientiously add talented and skilled individuals into our ranks, I have no doubt that this batch of graduates are more than able to live up to the tasks and high standards of Firefly. “ Awards for the graduates with the best examination score, as well as best overall student were presented at the event. The new graduates will join the ranks of Firefly’s existing pilot and cabin crew headcounts of 117 and 161, respectively.