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First ever all-female flight inspection crew takes to air

The world’s first ever all-female flight inspection crew recently returned from a deployment to Morocco.

Headed up by Carole Thompson from New Zealand’s Radiola Aerospace, it’s believed this is the first time anywhere in the world that an all-female crew has undertaken a flight inspection mission.

The crew was made up of Captain Evelyn Sissingh and First Officer Louise Courtney, both of Radiola’s prime aircraft provider, Diamond Executive Aviation (DEA) based in the United Kingdom, and Carole Thompson as Inspection Group Manager for Radiola.

Caption: The world’s first ever all-female flight inspection crew from Radiola Aerospace Ltd. From left to...

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Radiola Aerospace lands plum Indian contract

Porirua based Radiola Aerospace Limited has landed a four year contract to undertake flight inspections of new navigation aids at 30 military airfields throughout India.

The contract, awarded by the TATA Power Company of India through its Strategic Electronics Division (TATA Power SED), is a real coup says Radiola Aerospace Managing Director, Brent Albiston.

ATA Power SED holds a prime contract with the Indian Ministry of Defence to modernize facilities, including the installation of aircraft landing systems and other navigation aids, at airfields operated by the Indian Air Force.

Following several meetings with TATA, Radiola Aerospace was invited to bid for the flight inspection work.

“That we have been awarded this contract against intense international competition is testament to the...

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