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First Emirati female pilots graduate to Etihad

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 23, 2009

Two female cadet pilots from Etihad Airways have graduated with airline transport pilots’ licenses, making them the first female Emirati cadets to graduate the from airline’s program.

Etihad CEO James Hogan congratulated Salma Al-Baloushi and Aisha Al-Mansouri, saying: “Everyone at Etihad is delighted that Salma and Aisha – our first female cadet pilots – have made history as the first women to graduate from the programme.

As second officers the pilots will now undertake a multi-crew course and an Airbus A320 type conversion course which will enable them to fly as copilots on the Etihad A320 fleet.

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