Friday, March 12, 2021

India Has More Female Commercial Airline Pilots Than Any Other Country in the World

Contributing to the gender equality in its own way, Ministry of Civil Aviation has informed that India has the highest ratio of female commercial airline pilots as compared to any other country in the world. In a tweet put out recently, MoCA has revealed the ratio of female pilots in the world and India leads the list with 12.4 percent female commercial pilots as opposed to other nations. Next in line is Ireland with distant 9.9 percent female pilots.

The data compiled by International Society of Women Airline Pilots 2020 further reveals that regional airlines in India are the biggest employer of female pilots with 13.9 percent gender ratio, while cargo airlines have the least ratio at 8.5 percent in India. Also low cost airlines have less female ratio as compared to major airlines with same percentage as overall staff in India.

Speaking about the global numbers, following Ireland closely is South Africa with 9.8 percent female pilots, while Canada is at fourth spot with distant 6.9 percent ratio. Completing the top 5 list is Germany with similar percent. Countries like the US and UK has 5.4 and 4.7 percent female flight officers respectively.

12/03/21 Arjit Garg/

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