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Empowering Women in Aviation and Promoting Diversity

Over the past 15 years, the number of women in aviation has plateaued. Across all aspects of aviation women currently only make up a fraction of the workforce – between 2% in mechanic roles to just over 16% in air traffic control. So, why is this, and what can we do about it? A-WING (Aviation Women Inspiring the Next Generation) is a non-profit organization working to raise awareness of the challenges faced by women in aviation, and to encourage the industry to take action. With the aviation industry still facing a shortage of skilled workers, there is no time like the present to embrace more diversity in aviation and inspire the next generation of aviation professionals. Breaking the Barriers In 2022 the FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB) outlined 55 recommendations to address the issue of why women tend to steer away from aviation. The barriers are across recruitment, […]

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