When was the first woman airline pilot hired?
The first woman airline pilot was Helen Richey hired by Central Airlines, a United States airline, in 1934. She resigned 10 months later when the all-male pilots’ union refused to accept her.
How many women airline pilots are there?
This number is constantly changing. Current estimates are approximate: 4000 women airline pilots worldwide, the majority in the United States. There are about 80,000 airline pilots worldwide.
How many of those women are Captains?
What with growing airlines, downsizing airlines, upstarts, and bankruptcies, we can only speculate that the number is around 450 women airline captains worldwide.
What is the percentage of women airline pilots to the total population
of airline pilots? And which airline has the best percentage?
The percentage of women airline pilots is about 5% worldwide. Aer Lingus has the best percentage of women pilots at this time. This is one of the fastest changing stats though and this may not be the latest stat when you are reading this.
Which airline has the most women pilots?
United Airlines has the most women pilots with 68 Captains, 401 First Officers and 44 Second Officers for a total of 513. The total seniority list is about 8800 pilots.