The major bullet points that summarizes @mea_airliban ’s development plan as explained by the US-aviation expert from Lebanese origins Jalal Haidar:
1. Older aircraft are more costly to operate while newer aircraft bring more incentives from aircraft manufacturers.
2. Older aircraft are less safe than newer aircraft considering the technological advances in newer aircraft.
3. MEA's leadership eliminated needless staff and rebuilt a lean pool of human capital.
4. #MEA is the driver of Lebanon's aviation economy and played a critical role in keeping Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport operational at a cost to MEA.
5. MEA has successfully posted profit in a very competitive industry.
6. MEA has successfully competed against mega carriers in an open skies environment.
7. MEA employs a large cadre of Lebanese citizens in and outside Lebanon.
8. Claiming that MEA is an arm of the government of Lebanon does not serve Lebanon's best interests and subjects the airline to international sanctions during a difficult political era.
9. MEA's record has served and continues to serve Lebanon's interest in the absence of a regulatory aviation agency.
10. MEA has built a world class training center to help rebuild and reclaim Lebanon's aviation position.
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