Oussama has more than four decades of aviation experience in maintenance, regulatory compliance and safety with legacy and low-cost carriers, MROs and general aviation operators in the Middle East. He has been involved in the startup activities of 2 operators laying down the basis of their regulatory compliance framework.
His regulatory compliance and SMS experience includes maintenance, flight and ground operations and security. He has been instrumental in setting up and administering Emergency Response Programs that comply with the requirements of Safety Management System (SMS) as defined by ICAO Annex 19, several international civil aviation regulations and industry standards. Further, he is a subject matter expert in hazard identification, risk management, root cause analysis and mitigation in safety and security.
During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown he was involved in setting up safety protocols that met the UAE GCAA Safety Decisions and Communicable Disease Management Program regulation in support of Gulf Wings’ continued international operations during 2020.