Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn’t stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week.
The young pilots manned a flight from London to Malta, after McWilliams earlier passed a course ascending to the rank of captain. Their employer, the British carrier Easyjet, believes McWilliams has become the world’s youngest commercial airline captain — with co-pilot Elsworth also one of the country’s youngest co-pilots.
Of the 130,000 airline pilots worldwide, just 450 are female captains according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, and McWilliams has urged more women to join her ranks. Read more
It was a special day at Vancouver International Airport. A female air traffic controller guided an all-female flight crew to a safe landing. As Randene Neill reports, it highlighted the gender inequality that still plagues the aviation industry. Read more
Pilots are high in demand, but recent projections from Boeing Co. shows that it may lead to a shaky future in aviation. Pilots are in high demand, but that may mean a troubling future for the aviation industry. The Boeing Company’s recent projections revealed some startling numbers that may have some airlines readjusting their future plans. Read more
Burgeoning demand for highly trained personnel.
As global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners over the next 20 years, the demand for personnel to fly and maintain those airplanes will be unprecedented. Information from official Boeing website http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/
Doesn’t government of Canada ensure all planes are safe? It turns out someare safer than others.
Diamond aircraft design aims to minimize the risk of accident and to reduce the chance to injury of occupants. Read more