With the talk titled ‘ENGINEERING IS GREAT’, Al Musanna College of Technology (ACT) hosted an exceptional event on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the College Auditorium. The event was coordinated with British Council and involved the participation of Rolls-Royce Oman, the Red Arrows.


The presenters, Mr Richard Bland and Mr Graham Lovell, were warmly welcomed by Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi, College Dean, in his opening speech. Mr. Bland – Squadron Leader and Senior Engineering Officer – Red Arrows and Mr. Lovell – General Manager Rolls-Royce Oman and Vice President, Defence Customer Business – Middle East, shared their unique experiences of working in the engineering world in various industrial sectors. It was a splendid opportunity for our students to attend the talk and to discover and explore the advance of technology in the world in various sectors.  

During the general discussion, led by Mr. Faisal Al Balushi from Quality Assurance, the presenters elaborated on the importance of creativity/innovation within organizations and how it should be encouraged and managed. Moreover, both guests shed light on the importance of work ethics to all members of an organization, including new employees, where all are expected to strictly abide by the rules and regulations and establish an atmosphere which encourages feedback sharing and team work.

Following the general discussion, the audience, mostly engineering students and staff, were given a chance for further questions and comments. 

Later, Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Al Shahri, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs appreciated the event, saying that it was a great opportunity for students and the Engineering faculty to know and learn from the careers of the Red Arrows. 

It is worth mentioning that the Red Arrows, a United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is a leading team in Air Stunt Shows. The team has been flying with pride and success since 1965 across the world. They soared over Oman’s skies on Tuesday as scores of people gathered at Al Qurum Beach to watch the display.