Why aren't there more female pilots?
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Why aren't there more female pilots?

Only 3% of commercial airline pilots worldwide are female and only 450 of them have achieved the rank of captain - which means every female captain in the world could fit onto an A380 aircraft.

EasyJet has managed to double the number of new entrant female pilots following surge in applications to its Amy Johnson flying initiative.

Carolyn McCall, Easyjet CEO, told the Today programme the industry needs to work on stereotyping as a whole and is calling on all airlines to make more of an effort to boost their number of female pilots.

  • 15 Dec 2016
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