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Drone committee concurs with iWOAW and urges the FAA to adopt gender neutral language

Since 2016, iWOAW has been a relentless and vocal advocate for removing verbal barriers to women inclusion in the air and space industry. That year, while the U.S. Marines were implementing gender-neutral personnel titles to diversify recruitment, the FAA was busy replacing Practical Test Standards with Airman Certification Standards. The Drone Advisory Committee sees the switch to gender neutral terminology as a step towards “modeling the leadership and behaviors that will build a more inclusive …

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TEI Most Female Friendly Corporation Worldwide Award

Meet TEI, winner of the Most Female Friendly Corporation Worldwide Award (2019, 2020, & 2021)

“The iWOAW events and awards have allowed us to make our voice heard by a larger audience”, says TUSAŞ Engine Industries, Inc. (TEI). “We are becoming better known and preferred by female candidates. Our female employee ratio has increased over the years”. About TEI TUSAŞ Engine Industries, Inc. (TEI) is a joint venture company established in 1985 between Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc., General Electric (GE), Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV) and the Turkish Aviation Association …

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Elizabeth Robertson, from First-to-Solo Challenge candidate to commercial pilot

One day when she was a little girl, Elizabeth Robertson was lying on an old school bench swing in her grand mother’s backyard in Texas, USA, when she declared: “I want to be in the sky one day”, Her grand mother told her that she was crazy and that she should go to college, get a degree and get a job. And that is exactly what she did. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in …

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The percentage of American female pilots grows to 5.7% for the first time since 1960

The FAA recently published personnel licensing statistics for 2020. At the end of the year, there were 26,854 fully licensed American female pilots among 469,062 FAA licensed pilots. They now represent 5.7% of the American pilot population – the highest percentage since 1960. The numbers show that 637 became non-commercial pilots, 692 became commercial pilots, and 46 became airline transport pilots in 2020. This represents a positive trend. The number of American female pilots had …

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Megan puts out fires – literally

Megan Grant had never heard of aviation rescue and firefighting until it came up as she browsed through the seek.com.au website at her previous work one day. Today, she is an Airservices Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter based at Darwin Airport, Northern Territory, Australia. She tells iWOAW about her unique aviation job. A day in the life of an aviation rescue fire fighter My role is an operational in nature. I work a four-day-on four-day-off shift …

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