All-women crew to fly plane to Toronto
New Delhi March 8:
An all-women crew will operate a 15-hour non-stop flight from the capital to Toronto on Tuesday to mark International Women's Day. The 11-member crew will operate the flight AI-187, and women engineers will carry out the safety audit before the Boeing B 777-300ER aircraft flies out from IGI Airport.
While Capt Rashmi Miranda will be the commander and Capt Sunita Narula the first officer on this commemorative flight, Harpreet A De Singh, chief of quality management systems, will carry out a line observation safety audit. The flight will be despatched by Rashmi Verma, a spokesperson said.
The airline will also operate flights on several domestic sectors with all-women crew on Tuesday, he said. These include flights on sectors like Delhi-Patna, Delhi-Raipur-Nagpur, Delhi-Lucknow, Mumbai-Bangalore, Chennai-Mumbai and Bangalore-Delhi. Air India has a large contingent of 157 women pilots . It has over 5,300 women employees in its workforce.