Irene Koki Mutungi, Irene Koki MutungiTBT: Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that Captain Irene Koki Mutungi was promoted to be the first 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. She says she has been able to inspire many people, particularly women to join the profession. She loves flying and mentoring.
Congratulations to Captain Irene!

Credit: Captain Irene Koki Mutungi/Kenya News

 

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