Tag: female pilot

Virgin Australia Exceeds 50-50 Gender Target for Training

Reading Time: 1 minute Virgin Australia has exceeded its target of an equal intake of males and females for its 2018 Pilot Cadetship program, achieving female representation of 56 per cent, a 200 per cent increase on the previous program. According to Virgin Australia Group Executive People, Lucinda Gemmell Virgin Australia is committed to increasing gender diversity across all […]

Austrian Airlines Wants More Women in the Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute More aircraft, more flights and more staff. Austrian Airlines is continually expanding. In the first half of 2018 alone, Austria’s home carrier hired 400 new employees, mainly pilots and flight attendants. At present Austrian Airlines plans to add 100 fully trained pilots. In addition, training courses for future pilots will be offered again in the […]

Gender is not a Barrier to Become a Pilot

Reading Time: 3 minutes Global percentage of female pilots is still very low. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISWAP), commercial female pilots make only ~5% of total commercial pilots globally. As the men dominate the aviation industry, there is a wrong perception that women cannot achieve success there. Why are women so under-represented in piloting […]

British Airways to Recruit New Captains

Reading Time: 2 minutes BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, is visiting Birmingham at the end of November as part of a campaign to recruit new captains. The airline is holding an open day at the Hilton Metropole hotel at Birmingham NEC on Monday November 27 seeking pilots to operate flights on its growing network. BA […]

Russia To Start Training Female Military Pilots

Reading Time: 1 minute Women will be admitted to the Krasnodar aviation school for pilot training this year for the first time in Russia’s modern history, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told reporters on Saturday. “There are quite a few girls who would like to become military pilots. We’ve received hundreds of letters, hence the decision to enroll the […]

Women Challenging Stereotypes within Aviation

Reading Time: 2 minutes How often do you encounter women engaged in the work of an airline, aircraft maintenance or manufacturing company? Do you feel surprised when a female pilot steps out from the cockpit of the plane you travelled with? Although statistics reveal that only a small percentage of women take their place within aviation, currently the answer […]

All-Female Flight Crew Makes Airline History

Reading Time: 1 minute An all-female crew has operated a passenger flight around the world for the first time, Air India has said. The airline’s all-female crew flew across the Pacific Ocean from New Delhi to San Francisco. The same crew then flew back to New Delhi across the Atlantic Ocean, completing their historic circumnavigation of the globe. Depending […]

Dubai Gets First Woman Commercial Pilot in Royal Family

Reading Time: 1 minute Shaikha Mozah Al Maktoum, one of the female members of Dubai’s ruling family, is claimed to have become the first woman commercial pilot, according to media reports. A few members of the Al Maktoum family took to Instagram to congratulate the young achiever, expressing their pride and joy on her accomplishment. On Sunday, Shaikha Latifa […]

UAE’s First Female A380 Pilot Aims to Fly High

Reading Time: 3 minutes Her sister is the country’s first female fighter pilot. Her brother flies a helicopter. So it is no surprise that Aisha Al Mansouri has become the UAE’s first female pilot of an A380. Ms Al Mansouri watched brother Ali earn his flying credentials and join Abu Dhabi Police, then saw her sister, Maj Mariam Al Mansouri, […]

Female Pilots on The Rise

Reading Time: 1 minute More and more women across Asia are sitting in the cockpits of commercial airliners as cultural barriers preventing them from becoming aviators are slowly dismantled. But the report explains that there are still some culture and perceptions surrounding women in the cockpit which keep women at bay. Several Asian countries are boosting the numbers of […]