Airlines stepping up efforts to recruit more female pilots - EasternEye

Airlines stepping up efforts to recruit more female pilots

Airlines have been stepping up their efforts to recruit more female pilots, and Indian airlines employ the highest proportion of female pilots. According to the latest statistics from the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISWAP), Zoom Air, tops the chart, hiring nine female pilots out of a total of 30. India has a growing middle class and commercial air travel is going to increase. Kathy McCullough, communications chairwoman for ISWAP and a retired female captain, told BBC that Indian companies have “aggressively encouraged more women to become airline pilots in what they see as an upcoming pilot shortage.” In…

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