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Arab women seeking larger role in delivering Middle East’s aviation aspirations

The WIA Middle East General Assembly during Airport Show Speakers from GCAA, Boeing, Air BP, Safran and Honeywell

Press Release Prince Fahd bin Mishaal Al-Saud, Chairman of GCC Aviation Authority and Sheikha Al Maskari, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Space Agency, among speakers

ICAO data shows only 5.18% of pilots are female

Dubai: As commercial aviation witnesses a phenomenal boom across the world, more and more women are passionately striving to become a part of the industry. Women in airspace have transitioned from being employed as flight attendants to premier cockpit controllers. Today, a fifth of students enrolling for a commercial flying licence in India, the world’s second-most populous country, are women, which is way higher than other countries.

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