All Women in Aviation articles – Page 2

  • Heather_Wilson_c Jorge Salgado El Paso Inc
    Interview

    The former US Air Force Secretary leading the push for more women to take flight

    2020-09-16T12:18:00Z

    In the first of a new monthly series profiling women who are making a mark on aviation and aerospace, we meet Heather Wilson, pilot, former US Air Force Secretary and one-time member of Congress, who is now heading a government-backed initiative to encourage female participation in the industry

  • Wizz cockpit
    News

    Wizz explains diversity rationale behind cabin crew-to-pilot initiative

    2020-08-10T11:23:00Z

    While the air transport downturn is triggering pilot reductions at multiple airlines, budget carrier Wizz Air is persisting with a new training scheme for cabin crew who want to pursue a career in the cockpit. Wizz plans to start its first course around November-December, with a target of 20 ...

  • SIDEBAR Lisa Allen_1 c
    Interview

    Leading aerial firefighter blazes a trail into (and out of) hell

    2020-05-04T09:34:00Z

    Lisa Allen, a leadplane pilot for the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management National Aviation Office, has 22 years of firefighting experience on the ground, including as a smoke jumper, and in the air as a pilot. She flies a Beechcraft Super King Air 200, and has more than 2,000h total flight time

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Diversity among the issues that dominated IATA's AGM

    2018-06-06T10:00:00Z

    Diversity, specifically the lack of it, was a resonant theme at this year’s IATA annual general meeting in Sydney – even before the storm created when the association’s board chairman for the next year Akbar Al Baker responded to a question about gender equality, by saying that “of course” his own carrier Qatar Airways “has to to be led by a man because it is a very challenging position”.

  • News

    ​FlightGlobal jobs fair to examine why so few women are on the flightdeck

    2017-04-10T13:53:00Z

    One of the key questions to be examined in this month’s free FlightGlobal virtual pilots’ jobs fair is why so few women become airline pilots.