On September 14, IAWA members and friends gathered in Toulouse for an IAWA Connect at the Airbus BizLab. IAWA President Lisa Piccione and Airbus Chief of Staff Jane Basson spoke to the group about IAWA and advancing women in aviation and aerospace. Many thanks to IAWA Board member Katherine Bennett, Jennifer Ouarrag, Yoann Lacan and everyone at Airbus for hosting a great event.
Divya Kamania is our most recent scholarship recipient from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. We interviewed Divya about her experience as an IAWA scholarship recipient and the impact it has had on her life. Divya’s story is not only inspiring but it demonstrates IAWA’s aim to motivate women to reach their goals, get inspired and lead.
GEWN in partnership with IAWA hosted a moderated discussion consisting of 4 key panel members and in depth participation from the Audience. The focus of the discussion was how do we develop careers and connections for women in Aviation, a traditionally male dominated industry.
“The aviation industry not yet considers women as productive as men” Ana Persiani / IAWA Regional VP – Americas was interviewed by A21.
It is generally considered that the aviation is an industry for men and the number of women pilots around the word is an evidence. Just to consider a fact: just the 6% of the total of licenses of pilots in the general aviation of the United States of America have been issued to women. And if we go to operative and administrative levels things do not look that much better. Click here to read more.
Over 30 IAWA members and friends attended the Santiago Connect held on June 20th at the offices of Carey y Cia. The breakfast Connect featured remarks by David Dueñas, Head of the Chile Legal Department of Civil Aviation, about Liberalization of the Civil Aviation Industry in Chile. In addition to the support of Carey y Cia, individuals from LATAM Airlines, Jetsmart, Sky Airlines, and Air Canada assisted with planning the event.
On June 21, 2017, over 60 IAWA members and friends gathered for a reception at the Paris Air Show. IAWA thanks Airbus for again hosting an IAWA reception at Le Bourget. Special thanks to IAWA Board member Katherine Bennett, Jennifer Ouarrag and everyone at Airbus for their work to make the 2017 reception a huge success. Airbus is a long-time supporter of IAWA and a partner in IAWAs mission to advance women in aviation and aerospace.
On Tuesday, June 27th, IAWA members were invited to attend the Welcome Reception during the Transatlantic Aviation Issues Executive Forum in Brussels, Belgium. The event hosts (the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE), and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)) invited local IAWA members to join their members at this prestigious event. Special thanks to AAAE SVP Melissa Sabatine for her great work on this reception!
ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu (right), and Airports Council International (ACI) Director General Angela Gittens (left) formalized a new agreement today supporting their agencies’ future cooperation on airport training. Continue reading “ICAO and ACI to collaborate on new airport training”
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