Publication Date

Spring 4-24-2010

Major

Aviation: Commercial

Primary Subject Area

Engineering, Aerospace; Transportation; Women's Studies

Keywords

Women, Aviation

Disciplines

Aeronautical Vehicles | Women's Studies

Abstract

The Aviation industry has developed extensively since its establishment by the Wright Brothers in 1903. Over time, the highly male-dominated industry experienced significant changes to incorporate female aviators. Determined women initiated this process through participating in the aircraft engineering sector and pursuing careers as pilots. However, these women faced various challenges, which resulted in setbacks to their effective growth in the industry. In fact, vital issues encountered in the past are still present and often overlooked in today’s aviation industry. Therefore, identifying these problems and proposing solutions with effective corrective measures is necessary to increase and motivate female pilots globally.