All Women in Aviation articles – Page 3

  • Marija Jovanovich RAAF

    RAAF wing commander charts a flight path for adventure


    Wing Commander Marija Jovanovich has had a career of high adventure in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), but contends that while careers in aviation are definitely possible for women, they are not always clearly accessible. Jovanovich’s career in the RAAF kicked off as a pilot on the Lockheed ...

  • Yvonne-MAKOLO-c-RwandAir

    RwandAir chief Makolo on recovery, Qatar and pan-African aims


    The Covid crisis may have created numerous immediate challenges, but RwandAir chief Yvonne Makolo says the carrier has many reasons for optimism about its long-term future

  • Heather_Wilson_c Jorge Salgado El Paso Inc

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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


    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


    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.