After a flying career spanning four decades and 21,600 flying hours, Air Malta’s Chief Pilot Capt. Joe Maniscalco has retired. He was responsible for the airline’s flight crew, policy and procedure manuals, and the day to day running of the airline’s flight operations support.

After operating his last flight, Capt. Maniscalco was greeted by Air Malta’s Executive Chairman David G. Curmi who congratulated him on his career.

Whilst thanking him for his loyalty and service to the airline Mr Curmi said, “Capt. Maniscalco joined the airline as a trainee clerk, a few years after Air Malta was first established. He climbed the ladder to eventually lead our flight crew. On behalf of Air Malta and its staff, I thank Capt. Joe Maniscalco for his contribution, loyalty, leadership, and passion for the airline and wish him a happy well-earned retirement.”

Capt. Maniscalco commented, “a pilot’s job is rewarding but challenging at the same time. We go through a lot of training and proficiency checks and put safety as the top priority. Each flight is unique, with its changing weather conditions, airport, aircraft, crew, and passengers.

“Throughout my flying career, it always felt good to have a great Air Malta team onboard and this is all thanks to our professional crew. I look back at all these years and find many happy memories that I will treasure. I wish to also thank the management and staff at Head Office for their assistance during my term as Chief Pilot. It has been a pleasure to work at Air Malta and to see happy customers satisfied with their flight,” added Capt. Maniscalco.

Capt. Maniscalco joined Air Malta in November 1979 as a trainee clerk. Seven years later, an internal opportunity arose for employees to obtain a commercial pilot’s licence. He was selected and started his training in Perth, Scotland. His flight training continued and was type rated on the Boeing 737-200. Two years later, in July 1990, he also obtained type rating on the Airbus A320 in Toulouse, France. At that time Air Malta was one of the first airlines to start using this fly-by-wire modern aircraft. A key milestone in his career was when he commanded his first flight in June 1995. He was appointed Chief Pilot in August 2018.

Related

‘Adaptable societies register the most sustainable progress’ – Malta Employers’ Joseph Farrugia

13 June 2024
by Robert Fenech

He called for the private sector to be respected as a major source of innovation and technological change.

‘There is no individual or profession that doesn’t have room for growth’- CEO Carl DeGiorgio

13 June 2024
by Anthea Cachia

The CEO reflects on the importance of delivering good service to all customers.

MEP election results ‘a reality check for everyone,’ says The Malta Chamber CEO Marthese Portelli

13 June 2024
by Robert Fenech

The business lobby has been ‘harping on’ governance-related issues since December 2019 – to little effect.

Some employees using AI concerned they will be perceived as ‘lazy’ by colleagues, study finds

12 June 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

23% of knowledge workers in the US and UK fear that they would be labelled as ‘frauds’ for using AI ...

Close Bitnami banner
Bitnami