Emirati women prepare to make history in the skies

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Two Emirati women are set to make aeronautical history as they prepare to become the first female UAE national pilots to take to the skies.Salma Mohammad Al Baloushi from Al Ain and Aisha Hassan Al Mansouri from Khor Fakkan said they cannot wait to graduate as pilots for Etihad Airways. “We are very proud to be representing the female population in the UAE.”

Etihad Airways welcomed the pair as its first female cadet pilots to the airline’s innovative and expanding Emiratisation programme…James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive, said: “The Etihad Airways Emiratisation programme goes from strength to strength. It is fantastic news that two female students have qualified to join the programme. As the national airline of the UAE it is central to Etihad’s development that we recruit mores Emiratis.”

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