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Dubai royal becomes first woman to pilot tiltrotor

Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum has become the first woman to pilot the AW609 tiltrotor. Dubai’s first royal female pilot flew the tiltrotor for an hour during her visit to the U.S. helicopter headquarters of Leonardo in Philadelphia.

The aircraft is the world’s first tiltrotor set to receive civil certification. It can take off and land vertically and hover like a helicopter, while offering passengers the comfort of a turboprop airplane.


Khaleej Times

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