Aviation and women have always shared more than a cordial relationship, both in the air and on the ground. But on this year’s Women’s Day, the relationship got a new boost.Air India created history when it flew several all women crew flights from February 26 to March 8 to commemorate the International Women’s day.
The airline’s ll women operated flight traversed across the globe, setting a new benchmark.The Airlines set a new world record with its flight from Delhi to San Francisco and San Francisco to Delhi, which is the longest distance covered by any all-women crew. The historic flight had 16 crew members and 250 passengers. It covered 13 time zones in a little more than 15 hours while traversing 15,000 km to San Francisco.
Cabin Crew of the all-women Boeing 777 flight was led by Nishrin Bandulwala and Seema Baberwal. The flight was piloted by Captains Kshamta Bajpai, Sunita Narula, Gunjan Aggarwal and Indira Singh.
Not only this, the women also proved their mettle in tough domains as the air traffic controllers who cleared its departure and arrival, and engineers who certified the aircraft, were women. Air India is known to have the highest percentage of woman pilots in the world.
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