Friday, January 15, 2010

Two Burmese women have earned their commercial pilot wings

A website called Mizzimia reports the news.

New Delhi (Mizzima) - As the first female pilots in Burma, two women, after completing commercial pilot courses from Malaysia, have begun operating flights as co-pilots with Air Bagan.

The two women, Hnin Oo Way and May Cho Win, completed a two-year training course at the Integrated Aviation Academy (IAA) in Malaysia and received their commercial pilots licenses in August 2009.

“The two female pilots from Myanmar [Burma] completed their studies at the Integrated Aviation Academy in August 2009 and have gone back to Myanmar [Burma] to work with Air Bagan,” Idi Najeem Bin Khairuddin, Marketing & Communication Executive at IAA, told Mizzima.

Khairuddin added that another Burmese woman is still training at the academy and after completing the final phases of her studies will receive her license in March 2010.

An official at Air Bagan, owned privately by Burmese business tycoon Tayza, told Mizzima that the two women have begun working as co-pilots and will be promoted to the rank of captain after completing the necessary flight hours as co-pilots.

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