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ATC News by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome

KENYA AIRWAYS INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S FIRST BLACK FEMALE B787 CAPTAIN

(Posted 15th April 2014)

In a world aviation first has Kenya Airways today announced that Captain Irene Koki Mutungi was promoted to be the first black African captain on the world’s latest plane, the Boeing B787 Dreamliner.

Captain Mutungi was the first ever and only female pilot at Kenya Airways for about six years – more ladies have since joined the airline in the cockpits of their various planes – and has risen steadily through the ranks. Irene was flying as a First Officer on the 767-300ER, the second largest aircraft in the Kenya Airways fleet after the Boeing B777-300ER, and then became the first female Kenya Airways Captain of a Boeing 767-300ER until she finished her course for type conversion successfully and was elevated to fly in the left hand seat of KQ’s latest acquisition.

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