Silimanai Ueta Jr Solomona reappointed as GM for the Airport Authority

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Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has confirmed the reappointment of Silimanai Ueta Jr Solomona as General Manager of the Samoa Airport Authority.

Fiame announced the reappointment for another three years was approved last week by Cabinet.

Silimana’i has close to 30 years of experience in the aviation industry was first appointed as General Manager in March 2019.

Under his tenure as CEO, the Airport registered a record net profit of $5 million in financial year 2019-2020.

In earlier press statement issued indicated that from 2012, Silimanai was Airport Assistant General Manager for Operations.

His initial training was conducted at the Singapore Aviation Academy and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji Air Traffic Training College.

He obtained his initial ratings as a Traffic Controller (Aerodrome and Approach Control) in July 1996 with the SAA through the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority testing regime.