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ANUSHA SIRIRATNE IS A SRI LANKAN AIRLINES FEMALE CAPTAIN
`The circumstances don`t change, the weather is the same, and the aircraft doesn`t know the difference!`
Siriratne said women have lagged behind in the field of aviation in Sri Lanka, in comparison to the rest of the world.
`Even in neighbouring countries such as India, women have been airline Captains for many years now,` she said.
Her husband Hemantha is also a pilot in Sri Lankan and received his Captain`s appointment earlier.
Siriratne joined SriLankan as a Cadet Pilot in June 1998 and served as a Second Officer on the Lockheed L1011 Tristar fleet.
“I am very happy. It still is a pretty macho environment, but my colleagues here encouraged me a lot, and the flight attendants are very proud,” said Blanchard, mother of two, a French citizen.
On February 12, 2009, Captain Rachelle Jones First Officer Stephanie Brown Grant, FA’s Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway! made history for being the first all African-American female crew to operate a commercial jet revenue flight Atlantic Southeast Airlines(ASA)
Flight 5202 from Atlanta to Nashville and flight 5106 from Nashville back to Atlanta.
CAPTAIN BEVERLY LYNN BURNS IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO CAPTAIN THE BOEING 747 JUMBO JET
CAPTAIN IRENE MUTUNGI IS THE FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN AIRLINE CAPTAIN
“Her pioneering role as the first female African Airline Captain has opened up numerous opportunities for other ladies in Africa, extending the available pool of skilled manpower in the continent,” Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Dr Titus Naikuni said.
CAPTAIN DEBORAH LAWRIE IS THE AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FEMALE PILOT
It is better, she says, than being labelled a troublemaker.
Capt Lawrie – who has returned to Australia to work for Jetstar – has been called both in her impressive career.
To women, she is a trailblazing aviatrix – Capt Lawrie brought the first contested anti-discrimination case in Australia – but to the now defunct Ansett and the airline’s owner Sir Reg Ansett, in particular, she was a troublemaker. In 1979, Capt Lawrie dared to take the airline to the Equal Opportunity Board when it refused her application to become a trainee pilot – despite her qualifications.