Pakistan Airline’s pilot sisters

On Wednesday, two Pakistan International Airline (PIA) pilots, Maryam Masood and Erum Masood, have made world history by becoming first pair of sisters to fly Boeing 777 jet plane together.

PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said that Maryam Masood and Erum Masood have been flying different planes but finally ended up in the same plane.

PIA operates a fleet of 42 commercial aircrafts. In addition to Boeing 777, PIA operates Boeing 747, Airbus A310, Airbus 320, ATR42, ATR72, and old Douglass C-47.

The two sisters flew the planes concurrently from Lahore to Karachi, Manchester, New York and London.

The Boeing 777 family comprises of long-range, wide-body twin-engine airplanes. PIA was the first airline in the world to operate all the three variants of the 777 family: 777-200LR, 777-200ER and 777-300ER, all of them are well loved by PIA’s seasoned travelers for their spaciousness and comfort. PIA also holds the privilege of being the launch customer for 777-200LR, one of PIA’s aircraft which holds the record for the longest commercial jet flight in aviation history. At present PIA is serving destinations in USA, Canada, UK and Europe through its 777 fleet.

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PIA have survived many air disasters and financial problems like world’s any other national airline – but it’s still considered a safe airline to fly with. PIA is a sort of Pakistan’s ambassador to foreign lands.

Pakistani women have earned honors for the country in the aviation sector in the past as well. In 2006, seven women graduated as fighter pilots in the Pakistan Air Force. In November 2015, Marium Mukhtiar became the first female fighter-jet pilot to die in a crash during training.

In April 2016, Pakistan-born Namira Salim became the 2nd Muslim female astronaut after Iran’s Anousheh Ansari.

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