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Kenya Airways Celebrates First Black Female Boeing 787 Captain In The World

April 17, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

All social change is forged by those with a pioneering spirit, those who are unafraid to topple barriers, conquer uncharted terrain and lay the groundwork for future generations.

Captain MutungiWhile history is full of examples of women’s triumphs, each individual has a story worth telling. One such pioneer is Kenya Airways’ very own Captain Irene Koki Mutungi, a woman of many firsts.

Captain Mutungi was the first and only female pilot at Kenya Airways for about six years and has risen steadily through the ranks, having previously been the First Officer of the 767-300 ER, the second largest aircraft in the Kenya Airways fleet, and recently, the first female Kenya Airways Captain of a Boeing 767-300.

Captain Mutungi’s latest first is indeed cause for celebration, as she becomes the first black female Boeing 787 Captain in the world.

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