President of Women in Aviation (Middle East) Mervat Sultan said the UAE aviation business has hired more women. Nearly 27,000 women work in aviation, 42% of the total.
At the Women in Aviation 10th Anniversary Conference, she noted that women are entering the field and selecting aviation careers.
Mervat emphasised “women empowerment” for society’s prosperity. She believes women need education and training to thrive and find aviation jobs.
She noted that women work in engineering, air traffic control, medical, technology, and legal services as well as piloting.
Dubai Police Air Wing First Lieutenant Pilot Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum acknowledged the gender disparity in aviation and requested a remedy.
Shehana, Mozah’s aviation women’s association, promotes gender balance through local, regional, and worldwide relationships.
Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura, Boeing’s Middle East, Turkey, and Africa president, praised UAE’s women’s empowerment.
Boeing pledged with 15 UAE-based companies in December to increase women’s leadership presence to 30% by 2025.