In a historic breakthrough for aviation in Africa, Air Peace Airlines has celebrated the remarkable achievement of Captain Ibironke Rotimi-Olajide, who has been elevated to the esteemed position of Africa’s first female E195-E2 Captain.
According to applesbite.com, the decorated ceremony took place on Friday, November 24, 2023, marking a significant milestone in Captain Rotimi-Olajide’s already illustrious career.
Captain Rotimi-Olajide, who previously earned acclaim as the first female pilot (Senior First Officer) on the E195 in Africa, has once again shattered the glass ceiling, now assuming command as the first female Commander on the E195 aircraft across the continent. This achievement not only adds another feather to her cap but also highlights Air Peace’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry.
The accomplished pilot had earlier been recognized at the prestigious Women in Aviation Awards in 2021 for her groundbreaking role as the inaugural female pilot on the E195 in Africa. The recent promotion to Captain further cements her status as a trailblazer and an inspiration for aspiring female aviators.
Air Peace, known for fostering a culture of innovation and progress, celebrates this accomplishment with pride. The airline has been a trailblazer in its own right, consistently pushing boundaries and breaking stereotypes in the aviation sector.
In a statement, Air Peace expressed its admiration for Captain Rotimi-Olajide’s dedication, skill, and determination, wishing her continued success and more milestones in her flying career. The airline sees this achievement as a testament to the limitless possibilities within the aviation industry and a beacon of inspiration for aspiring pilots, especially women, across the continent.
As the aviation community applauds Captain Ibironke Rotimi-Olajide’s historic achievement, her journey stands as a beacon of inspiration, proving that with passion, perseverance, and skill, the sky is not the limit but the beginning of endless possibilities.