Women at the controls? The Lords of creation might well raise their eyebrows, rolling their eyes in disbelief. But not at AeroLogic, a joint company owned by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo. The first AeroLogic flight with an all- women crew took off from Leipzig on 21 August.
An AeroLogic Boeing 777F with three women pilots in the cockpit took off from Leipzig/Halle Airport at 7.05 a.m. second last Saturday. The crew consisted of Captain Cristina Rossi (middle), Senior First Officer Monika Kölling (left)
and First Officer Stefanie Däubler (right). Their flight took them via Bahrain to Singapore before returning three days later through New Delhi with an on-time touch-down as usual in Leipzig/Halle at 5.51 p.m.
Flight Operations Manager Josef Moser: "This is a premiere in international aviation. Never before has a freighter been crewed by three women pilots. We're proud of the fact that Aerologic has so many women pilots." With women accounting for around eight per cent of its pilots' complement, AeroLogic is currently well above the national and international average. "It is important to us not only that pilots can fly well, but also that they fit well in the existing team, be they male or female pilots," said Moser.