"Attracting more women into business aviation is seen by many as a solution to personnel shortages. BAI talks to five women leaders from the sector to find out how women can get ahead in the sector."
How can we encourage more women into business aviation?
"We need systemic change. Professionals are swapping out their seats in corporate jets for seats in airliners. As a working parent, two quality-of-life benefits immediately come to mind why this is the case, schedule predictability and options for variable utilization.
Airlines offer workload variations that crewmembers can bid on. If someone wanted to work more, there are options to bid a schedule with a high utilization. The same applies if someone wanted a reduced number of days away. Business aviation could adopt a similar structure and pay could reflect utilization so its equitable. I know plenty of working caregivers that would value such an option."