|Saturday, 13 March 2004|
Indian Airlines celebrates International Women's Day
From Upali Rupasinghe in New Delhi
India national carrier, Indian Airlines operated an a11 woman crew flight from Kolkata to Mumbai on Monday evening to celebrate the International Women's Day. In 1896, Indian Airlines had created world history by operating an all-women crew with Saudamini Deshmikh commanding an F-27 flight from Kolkata to Silchar and back.
According to an Airlines official the Indian Airlines was among the very few organisations in the world which employed women in highly skilled vocations.
It was also the Indian Airlines which was the first scheduled to enrol a woman pilot. An airlines official said that the Airlines has as many as 31 women pilots of which three are executive pilots,nine engineers,30 aircraft technicians and 2,927 women in other divisions.
Women constitute over 15 per cent of the total workforce in the Indian Airlines.
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