Constance von Muehlen replaces Beck as new COO

Constance von Muehlen has been named as Alaska Airlines’ new chief operating officer, effective immediately. She replaces Gary Beck, who is retiring. Constance von Muehlen, chief operating officer Alaska Airlines A 30-year aviation veteran and the airline’s first female operations chief, von Muehlen will report to newly appointed chief executive Ben Minicucci, who assumes theRead More

Female navy veteran does quality work on helicopters and other state of the art projects

Navy veteran Constance “Connie” Robinson continues her lifelong aviation infatuation at Boeing’s Aurora Flight Services in Bridgeport by doing quality work on helicopters, as well as other state-of-the-art projects. Robinson has been with Aurora Flight Services for the past 12 years and, before that, worked for about five years at Pratt & Whitney before movingRead More

1st female civilian pilot to become a Qualified Flying Instructor for the military

Flying instructor Christine Draycott is the first ever civilian pilot to become a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) for the military. Christine, who has extensive experience as a commercial pilot but has never flown for the military, embarked on the specialist training course last year, run by Babcock. Now, after seven months of intensive training andRead More

Brown to attract young people to the air and space industry as the 1st ENGAP UK Envoy

Aviation youth charity worker and University of Hull student Michelle Brown, has been named as the first ENGAP UK Envoy with a mission to attract young people to the air and space industry. ENGAP (Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals) is building a team of role models to promote environmental sustainability and addressing theRead More

ICAO celebrates virtual International Women’s Day

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently celebrated International Women’s Day with a virtual event dedicated to this year’s UN Women theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world”.d Titled ‘International Women’s Day High-level Dialogue’, the virtual event was held in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and theRead More

WIAAC launches Resource Hub for achieving greater gender balance across the aviation and aerospace industries

The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter (WIAAC) has launched a Resource Hub on its website to provide organizations and individuals with a freely available and highly accessible source of practical advice and expert commentary on achieving greater gender balance across the aviation and aerospace industries. The Resource Hub currently contains more than 100 articles,Read More

WAI to host virtual conference in March

Last year brought a number of transitions to Women in Aviation International namely the passing of the leadership baton from founder Dr. Peggy Chabrian to new CEO Allison McKay but the last “normal” event that many folks in the aviation industry attended was the organization’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida, at the Disney Coronado SpringsRead More

Saudi Arabia to start Saudization of aviation jobs for women

The Director of the General Organization of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), Engineer Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al Omar, revealed the start of Saudization of aviation jobs for women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. During the Saudi Airlines’ celebration of the graduation of the first batch of the GOAL program, whichRead More

Navy recommends female commanding officer for aircraft carrier for the first time

In a historic first, the Navy has recommended a female officer to command an aircraft carrier. Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt is one of six officers recommended to command a nuclear-powered carrier in fiscal 2022. Also selected for the job were Capts. Colin Day, David Duff, Brent Gaut, David-Tavis Pollard and Craig Sicola. Bauernschmidt has already brokenRead More

New platform to support corporate flight attendants in their role and wellbeing

A new platform has been launched and designed specifically to support corporate flight attendants in their role and wellbeing. The Crew Collective is a global lifestyle platform and network aimed at improving personal wellbeing among corporate flight attendants while supporting individuals professionally. “The role of a corporate flight attendant is wonderfully unique but the lifestyleRead More