Biman captain honoured with prestigious int’l aviation award

Captain Sayed Mahbub Helal, pilot of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, was honored with the President's Quote Award, which is the highest price for an airline pilot granted by the International Air Line Pilots Association (IFALPA) .

For the first time in the history of aviation, an Asian pilot received this prestigious award, according to a version of Biman.

The award was presented to Capt Helal at the annual Global Pilots' Forum Conference on May 6 in Montreal, Canada for his outstanding contribution to the pilots and aviation improvement of the 39 Aviation


IFALPA awarded the honor to Captain Helal in the presence of officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) and other aviation stakeholders, the statement said.

During the five years, the technical jury selects only one pilot for this award in the world of airline pilots.

Captain Helal has been president of the Bangladesh Airline Pilots Association (BAPA) for several terms. He joined Biman Bangladesh Airlines in 1984.

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