Capt Irene Mutungi The First Female African Pilot To Fly The Boeing 787 Dreamline Aircraft

Capt Irene Mutungi The First Female African Pilot To Fly The Boeing 787 Dreamline Aircraft

Capt Irene Koki Mutungi is the first Female African Pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamline Aircraft.

Mutungi was born in 1976.

In 1995, she was hired by Kenya Airways, as their first female pilot. She was the only female pilot at the airline for the next six years.
In 2004, she became the first African woman to qualify to captain a commercial aircraft, when she qualified to command the Boeing 737.

She has since qualified to command the Boeing 767. She then took the conversion course which allowed her to transition to commanding a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Kenya Airways then promoted her to Captain of the B787, making her the first African female Boeing 787 Captain in the world. Her employer made that announcement on 15 April 2014.

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