BIAL encourages women to explore careers in non-traditional aviation roles

Bengaluru: The India chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) collaborated with the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which owns the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, to celebrate ‘Girls Aviation Day’ on Wednesday. The initiative was organised to encourage women to pursue careers in aviation and related industries.
Aligning with the government’s Skill India initiative, about 40 technical education students from colleges near the airport were invited for a tour to help them understand various roles like traffic controller, airline dispatch, aviation maintenance technician, aeronautical engineer and aviation management.
Radha Bhatia, president, WAI India Chapter, said that while India has the largest number of female pilots in the world, other aspects of aviation remain relatively unknown. “Our aim is to offer girls from Karnataka the opportunity to explore exciting career opportunities available to them.” Since its inception in 2015, the India chapter of WAI, a nonprofit, has mentored and provided scholarship opportunities to over 1500 young girls to explore careers in aviation-related industries.
10/10/18 Economic Times

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