SmartLynx Airlines advances toward gender balance in personnel 

Annually, the start of March marks the celebration of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, a time to focus on and honor the numerous achievements of ladies in the aviation business and empower extra ladies to pursue careers in this historically male-dominated subject. Committed to the rules of equal alternative, SmartLynx Airlines is sustaining a 40/60 gender balance in the corporate. With ladies presently representing 39% of the corporate’s personnel, there may be nonetheless progress to be made, notably inside the flight and cabin crew, to work toward an much more balanced illustration. This strategy is a part of a broader effort to foster gender range throughout varied male-dominated sectors inside aviation.

According to the newest information from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which showcases the gender distribution throughout varied classes inside the aviation sector, SmartLynx Airlines presently stands above the European common of seven.1% in technical roles. Remarkably, ladies represent over 1 / 4 (27%) of the airline’s technical division personnel.

Lilija Boltovska, Deputy VP Technical at SmartLynx Airlines, highlights the evolving panorama of the aviation business: “While aviation remains a predominantly male environment, we are witnessing a consistent rise in young women embarking on careers in aviation engineering. Working in the technical department presents its unique set of challenges for women, yet it’s an immensely rewarding field. Ultimately, it’s the quality of your professional contributions and the results you achieve that matter most. I firmly believe that success in aviation is not gender-dependent but is the result of hard work and dedication.”

In 2021, SmartLynx dedicated to growing the variety of ladies represented in the corporate by taking part in IATA’s #25by2025, which goals to reinforce range, fairness, and inclusion (DE&I) in the aviation business. Since then, SmartLynx has improved the outcomes and elevated the whole proportion of ladies employed in the corporate by 3%, and it expects this quantity to maintain rising. At SmartLynx, there’s a promising and gradual enhance in the variety of feminine pilots, a sector traditionally underrepresented in the aviation business and much more so inside the ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Leasing). Compared to 2021, a lot of feminine pilots at SmartLynx has elevated nearly 3 times, and the quantity is anticipated to develop.

Ruzica Vukovic, A320 Captain SmartLynx Airlines: “Since early childhood, being a pilot was my only career option, and now I can’t think of anything else I would rather do. When I first joined SmartLynx, there were just six of us – female pilots. Now, there are so many that I’ve lost count. Witnessing the arrival of new female colleagues brings me joy and makes me realize how far we’ve come in aviation. For any woman aspiring to an aviation career, I can truly say that being a pilot offers the freedom to work globally and explore the world but also ensures substantial financial security. The journey is truly rewarding.”




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