The British Women Pilots Association (BWPA) opens 2020 scholarships for female pilots
March 12, 2020 Female pilots

The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) opens 2020 scholarships for female pilots

One of the key aims of BWPA is to promote a female position in the aviation sector. Only 5 - 6% of commercial pilots in the UK are women. According to research, much of this is due to lack of information and opportunities.So part of ...

Jet2 maternity pay conditions
December 5, 2019 Airlines

Jet2 improved pilot’s maternity leave conditions following the BALPA Baby on Board campaign

BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association, has praised airline Jet2 for heeding its Baby on Board campaign to enhance maternity pay for women pilots. Following the campaign, the airline has made improvements in its maternity / patern...

Virgin Atlantic female pilot Barbie
September 19, 2019 Airlines

Virgin Atlantic Barbie dolls set to inspire a new generation of female pilots

The launch of three new Barbie dolls is poised to inspire a whole new generation of girls and young women to follow a career in aviation.In a partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Barbie UK, Pilot Barbie, Cabin Crew Barbie and Engi...

Aer Lingus female pilots survey
July 21, 2019 Female pilots

Females believe a pilot career is not for them, shows research for Aer Lingus

According to the results of the research realized by Red C that examined pilot recruitment and women motivation to apply for flight crew position, the key problem is in spreading information and encouraging of women. The study was accomp...

April 4, 2019 Airlines

easyJet continues to hire female pilots, targets for 18% women among pilots in 2019

The amount of female pilots in the crew of easyJet grows. Currently, there are 222 ladies that means the company has recruited 94 new female pilots since 2015. That time, easyJet started their activities to set a gender balance among pil...

Aer Lingus cooperates with Irish Girl Guides
February 22, 2019 Career opportunities

Aer Lingus supports aspiring female pilots in cooperation with Irish Girl Guides

To attract interest among young girls, Aer Lingus started cooperating with the Irish Girl Guides. The airline company believes girls will aspire to become qualified members of the aviation industry and to study science, technology, engin...