23 October, 2020, 8:02 am Central - 24°C Rain

Young woman becomes first Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Young woman becomes first Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Tuesday 02/11/2010
A young woman from Rotuma has created history by becoming Fiji's first female Aircraft Maintenance Engineer for Air Pacific.

Maria Munivai Wilson recently acquired her Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Fiji Islands(CAAFI) after joining Air Pacific Engineering and Maintenance department's avionics workshop as a trades woman three years ago.

Air Pacific managing Director and CEO Dave Pflieger said the airline is extremely proud as the development of their people is one of Air Pacific's key strategies as a business.

Wilson is now part of the Air Pacific team that maintains the air-worthiness of Air Pacific's fleet of two Boeing 747s, one B767 aircraft, its three narrow bodies 737s and Pacific Sun's two ATR42500 turboprops.

Story by: Ronal Deo

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