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Women to pilot AI's March 8 Mumbai-New York flight

For the first time, women pilots will operate Air India's Mumbai-New Yrk non-stop flight on March 8 to commemorate International Women's Day.

delhi Updated: Mar 06, 2010 21:22 IST

For the first time, women pilots will operate Air India's Mumbai-New York non-stop flight on March 8 to commemorate International Women's Day.

Captain Rashmi Miranda and Captain Sunita Narula will be the flight commanders, and Captain Swati Rawal and Captain Neha Kulkarni will be the first officers on the 14-hour flight that will be operated with a Boeing 777-200 long-range aircraft, the airline said Saturday.

The national carrier will also operate other flights with all-women crews on the occasion, the airline said in a statement.

The National Aviation Company India Limited (NACIL), which operates Air India, has more than 136 women pilots flying on various international and domestic sectors, the airline said.