RB: LIFE AT 40

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Published on March 22, 2015 with No Comments

01 Joan Lim

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Royal Brunei Airlines turns forty this November and Muhibah spoke to those who began their journey with the airline since the beginning.

JOAN LIM | Head, Commercial Services
Joined as Secretary to the Engineering Manager in 1975

How has the working environment changed from the first time you worked at RB till today (almost) 40 years later?
In the early days, the staff was like a big family. Today, the same DNA carries through. There remains the sense of camaraderie amongst staff and willingness to give our best for the Company.

How has RB nurtured you professionally and personally during the time you’ve worked with the airline?
The Company has provided me with a lot of training to equip me to serve in the different departments from Engineering Planning to Flight Operations to Commercial. I am thankful for this as well as the support of my colleagues who collectively enable us to serve RB to the best of our capabilities.

What is it about the airline that has made you stayed on for this long?
The airline is a fast changing industry which requires continual learning and adapting which makes it so interesting. The people culture is definitely a factor that has made me stayed loyal.

What are the changes you’ve seen RB go through that you especially liked or you are proud of?
The last two years of strengthening the airline from system upgrades, aircraft deliveries, rebranding, mindset change, service blueprint mapping and the visible future fleet plan shows the farsighted vision of the current leadership. RB has a bright future ahead.

What does working for Royal Brunei mean to you?
Working for RB has been an enjoyable journey, albeit with challenges. Safety and service is top priority for RB and we all strive to deliver that.


HJH HAJIJAH HJ ABAS | Traffic Services Controller
Joined as a check-in agent in 1975

How has the working environment changed from the first time you worked at RB till today (almost) 40 years later?
Some parts of the working environment have changed, while others haven’t. It’s still a close knit group where everyone is friendly with each other. Among the positive changes I have seen is RB’s drive to revitalise itself for the better.

How has RB nurtured you professionally and personally during the time you’ve worked with the airline?
RB has taught me to handle problems with a level head in order to come to a sound conclusion. My work now involves a lot of last minute changes, so it has taught me to be more patient both professionally and personally. Moreover, RB has also given me a window to discover more of the world by travelling.

What is it about the airline that has made you stayed on for this long?
I like the work I am doing now. I like meeting new people, communicating with people, and finding out more about them. RB has given me a lot of opportunities in these areas. Handling other stations also means I can learn about the culture of other countries.

What are the changes you’ve seen RB go through that you especially liked or you are proud of?
I’m especially proud of RB’s brand enhancement. The new uniforms, logo, and name give RB a more modern look in order to put up its image on a global map.

What does working for Royal Brunei mean to you?
For the most part it has been a privilege, as it does not only help myself grow as a person, but also make me proud to be a part of the national carrier. The company is full of diverse people who are always willing to help and is flexible in meeting people’s requests.


CAPTAIN JAIDIN HJ TIMBANG | Line Captain, Airbus Fleet
Joined as its Cadet Pilot in 1979

How has the working environment changed from the first time you worked at RB till today (almost) 40 years later?
Obviously there have been ups and downs in the airlines business, but being mentally aware and able to adapt to any crisis will keep me going and strengthen my credibility.

How has RB nurtured you professionally and personally during the time you’ve worked with the airline?
I joined as Cadet Pilot in 1979 and got my CPL/IR in May 1981. Later, I gained ATPL in December 1986. I was blessed to have been promoted to Captain in August 1990. Later, I was appointed as Deputy Fleet Manager in May 1997 where I stayed till January 2000. However, due to my love of flying, I left my management position to be full time Line Flying Pilot. RB recognises your accomplishments and encourages you to fulfill your destiny.

What is it about the airline that has made you stayed on for this long?
I think it’s the opportunity to network. That, as well as my own dedication to the work.

What are the changes you’ve seen RB go through that you especially liked or you are proud of?
We now have more local pilots with the right attitude.

What does working for Royal Brunei mean to you?
It means being able to display my loyalty both to the airline and to the country. I am very happy here and can’t imagine a better employer. Flying with RB is as much fun now as it was on my first day.

 

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