India’s lead in female pilot numbers is in part thanks to this woman
Feb08

India’s lead in female pilot numbers is in part thanks to this woman

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), say a record number of commercial  pilot licences (CPL) were issued in the country last year. Now the aviation authority claims that India has the highest percentage of women pilots in the world. DGCA analysts state that the Indian airline industry is experiencing a strong period of growth. In January 2024 Indian airlines had accumulated about 1,620 outstanding aircraft orders,...

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ICAO Global Aviation Gender Equality Survey
Jun06

ICAO Global Aviation Gender Equality Survey

A survey by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the status of licensed aviation personnel by gender reveals a small increase in women holding positions as pilots, air traffic controllers, and maintenance technicians has increased from 4.5% globally in 2016, to 4.9% in 2021. The percentage of women pilots in service increased from 3.6% to 4.0% globally, with the highest increases being observed in the Asia Pacific...

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Government and Union Call for Greater Pilot Equality
Apr06

Government and Union Call for Greater Pilot Equality

The Aviation Minister Liz Sugg has written to the aviation sector, calling on them to pledge action to overcome the gender gap in aviation. Women account for nearly half (47%) of the national workforce, but only around six per cent of airline pilots worldwide are women. Liz Sugg, said: “For every hundred airline pilots, ninety-four are male. With a shortage of pilots in the future, the aviation industry needs to be making the best use...

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