dreamlinerFollowing the arrival of the much anticipated Kenya Airways dreamliner, the airline on Wednesday announced that Captain Irene Koki Mutungi was promoted to be the first African captain on the world’s latest plane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Captain Mutungi was the first ever and only female pilot at Kenya Airways for about six years. Irene was flying as a First Officer on the 767-300ER, the second largest aircraft in the Kenya Airways fleet. She then became the first female Captain of the same until she finished her course for type conversion successfully and was promoted to fly in the left hand seat of KQ’s latest acquisition.

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Captain Irene Mutungi’s latest professional accomplishment is a first in the world of aviation and a huge cause for celebration, as she becomes the first African female Boeing 787 Captain in the world.

Congratulations to Captain Irene for achieving such a feat in a male dominated profession.

Additional Reporting by ETurboNews