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All-Jordanian female crew operates RJ flight

Amman, October 20, 2009

A recent Royal Jordanian flight from Athens to Amman has created aviation history by becoming the first flight to be operated by an all-Jordanian female crew.

The record-making Royal Jordanian (RJ) flight number 132 plane was led by Captain Carol Rabadi and co-pilot Hadeel Khamash, while the all-female crew consisted of six women.

RJ head of flight operations Captain Haitham Misto decorated Carol Rabadi with the four-stripe captain badge at a special ceremony arranged by the airline.

Captain Rabadi said her first flight as captain, together with co-pilot Khamash will be a landmark in her life and the airline's history where women play a major role.

She praised the support and training RJ gives its women employees who work in all the departments, including the operational and engineering sectors.

Rabadi underlined that her success in this career, which requires skill, accuracy and great responsibility, is also due to her colleagues' permanent encouragement during her training.

At the same time, during the training, which included aviation sciences, Rabadi said she benefited from RJ, which holds the highest safety standards and commitment to international rules and regulations.

Since the establishment of RJ, two other women were awarded the same rank and flew, but with men pilots. – TradeArabia News Service

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