Abdulwahd Abushalla (Abdul) joined the Safety and Accident Investigation Centre in April 2016 as a technician looking after the Accident Investigation Laboratory and assisting in the practical sessions related to the accident investigation courses run by the centre. He was able to obtain a postgraduate certificate in Safety and Accident Investigation from Cranfield University in 2007. He holds a Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Tripoli University, Libya.
After graduated, he worked as Engineer/Inspector within the Civil Aviation Authority of Libya. He was able to lead the Airworthiness department and then was appointed as State Safety Programme Director, the position which he held until left to commence his PhD study at Cranfield University.
He participated in many accidents and incidents investigation including major accident for Airbus A330 operated by a local operator in Libya where he had the chance to work with BEA France, DSB Netherland, and NTSB USA. He recently obtained his PhD from Cranfield University and started his full-time role as Research / Teaching Fellow in Aircraft Accident Investigation. He is acting as the Nominated Safety Manager NSM for the SHEL 42 area that covers the Accident Investigation Lab and its activities in addition to being the lab manager.
During his work in Cranfield Abdul was able to develop the Accident Investigation Lab and proved his ability to work independently to manage this area. His roles are growing up, and his plans to assist the team by participating in teaching in the centre courses are going ahead.
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