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High in the Sky | 2 UAE Women Pilot World’s Biggest Plane

DUBAI:Celebrating the International Women’s Day befitting manner on March 8, Emirates turned the spotlight on its female staff.

The UAE-based carrier released footage on Monday, March 6, for a brief behind the scenes look at two Arab women piloting the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

Shown operating the cockpit were Emirati national Alia Al Muhairi, the UAE’s youngest female Airbus A380 pilot and Nevin Darwish from Egypt, the first Arab female pilot to have captained an A380 plane.

The two women have just flown the aircraft from Dubai to Vienna. They were part of the airline’s cockpit crew that come from 24 nationalities. Emirates’ female crew members were aged between 20 and 59 years, including pilot cadets.

Emirates have more than 29,000 women from more than 150 countries on its payroll. More than 18,000 of them work as cabin crew, while the rest are represented across technical, as well as in professional leadership roles.

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