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Premiere at AeroLogic: Three women in the cockpit

(PresseBox) (Schkeuditz, ) An Aerologic Boeing 777F with three women pilots in the cockpit took off from Leipzig/Halle Airport at 7.05 a.m. last Saturday. The crew consisted of Commander Cristina Rossi, Senior First Officer Monika Kölling and First Officer Stefanie Däubler. Their flight took them via Bahrain to Singapore before returning yesterday through New Delhi with an ontime touchdown 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 complement of its pilots, 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.

DHL - The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 300,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009.

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world's leading cargo carriers. In the 2009 financial year, the airline transported around 1.5 million tonnes of freight and mail and clocked up 7.4 billion revenue tonnekilometres. The Company currently employs about 4,500 people, worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airporttoairport business. The cargo carrier serves some 330 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the cargo capacities of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines passenger aircraft, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary. In the 2009 financial year, it posted revenues totalling 1.9 billion euros.

About AeroLogic GmbH

AeroLogic GmbH is a joint company owned by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo AG, each with 50 percent shares. The company was founded in September 2007 with headquarters in Schkeuditz/Leipzig and emerged from the joint venture started between the two partners in 2004. The company currently has more than 160 employees, including pilots. An estimated 200 jobs are to be created by AeroLogic, about 160 of these in the cockpit. The AeroLogic fleet will include eight leased Boeing 777Fs by the end of 2010, the first four were delivered in 2009 and two more already in 2010. The last two new aircraft will arrive throughout 2010. The freight capacities of AeroLogic will be used by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo. The two companies are also responsible for sales, warehousing and handling.

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