Today is International Women’s Day and over the past few years many of our airlines have recognised the need to encourage more women into the industry. With just over 5% of the global pilot population being female, there is certainly a long way to go, but there is also a cause for celebration as more and more of our industry leaders begin to change the way they recruit and the way they look at the profession.
We’ve been on social media today to see what is happening in the world of aviation on #InternationalWomensDay!
Lots of airlines are going with all female crews today, here’s a few of them:
— Swiss Intl Air Lines (@FlySWISS) March 8, 2018
— British Airways (@British_Airways) March 8, 2018
— Royal Dutch Airlines (@KLM) March 8, 2018
— Thomas Cook Airlines (@TCAirlinesUK) March 8, 2018
Emirates also went for an all Female crew for their service to San Francisco, including a First Officer from the UK:
Watch us operate a ‘Superwomen’ @Airbus A380 flight to San Francisco in celebration of International Women’s Day. EK225 brought together 75+ women colleagues led by Captain Patricia Bischoff from Canada, First Officer Rebecca Lougheed from UK & Purser Weronika Formela from Poland pic.twitter.com/dW8vyH7mpK
— Emirates airline (@emirates) March 6, 2018
Our friends at easyJet are today celebrating having over 100 female pilots after their very successful recent Amy Johnson initiative to get more women into the flight deck:
— easyJet (@easyJet) March 8, 2018
We also saw some great announcements today to continue the good work that’s already being done to help women into a male-dominated profession:
And finally, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we took a look back at five of the most inspirational female pioneers of the aviation industry: (Click the image)