This year sixty long serving staff were honored for their years of dedication and commitment to the local civil aviation authority during its annual commemorative long service award ceremony.
The event was held in a totally different setting this year, due to the pandemic’s impact on the organization. It was therefore at the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority’s (SCAA) headquarters, that the staff were welcomed by the company’s top leadership and showed recognition and appreciation for their dedication during their years of service. The long service award is always celebrated during the month of July which also marks the 49th anniversary since the first commercial jet, the British Overseas Airways Corporation, landed in Seychelles.
Addressing the awardees who have dedicated from 10 to 40 years with the organization, the authority’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Garry Albert took the opportunity to thank the staff for their loyalty and hard work during those years.
He reiterated that in whatever decisions that are made the employees remain SCAA’s top priority and now that commercial flights are coming back in August, they will ensure that staff will have all the necessary equipment to protect their themselves as they carry on with their daily duties.
Mr Albert also thanked the awardees’ family for their support and wished the long serving employees all the best in the years to come and reassured them that SCAA will provide all the necessary support to all staff to ensure that we continue to give the best of ourselves.
Certificates were then presented to the 38 staff who have celebrated 10 years, two who have spent 15 years, seven 20 years and five 30 years with SCAA. Two staff were also celebrating 35 years with the organization.
This year four longest serving staff celebrating 40 years since they joined the authority, Joel Figaro and Daniel Pierre from the Engineering and Technical Services, Thomas Jolicoeur and Williamson Lesperance from the Airport Fire and Rescue Services.
The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) was established under the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Act ,2005, as an administrative and financial body corporate to provide for the services, facilities and regulation of civil aviation activities in Seychelles, consistent and in accordance with national and international standards. For more information, please visit: www.scaa.sc
Mr Patrick Lajoie and Ms Florence Dodo who have spent 35 years at SCAA in a souvenir photo with Mr Albert