Subscribe Free
in Training

Emirates turns the spotlight on women

Posted 6 March 2017 · Add Comment

Emirates is giving centre stage to its women employees on the upcoming occasion of International Women's Day.

Women make up close to 44% of the airline’s workforce and have been an integral part of the success story of Emirates over the last 31 years. 

Emirates currently employs more than 29,000 women from over 150 nationalities. Women employed at Emirates come from diverse backgrounds and work across the entire spectrum of airline operations. Over 18,000 work as cabin crew, while the rest are represented across technical as well as in professional and leadership roles. Close to 2.5% of the total female staff occupy managerial positions in the airline, and women are also increasingly working and advancing in functions that were more traditionally represented by men. Over the past decade, the number of women employees at Emirates has increased in line with the airline’s growth. The proportion of women as part of the airline’s total workforce has also grown by 6% during the same period. 

Abdulaziz Al Ali, executive vice president of human resources at Emirates said: “Emirates is committed to providing equal opportunities at the workplace for both women and men across all business functions. We are proud of our women colleagues and their immense contribution to the growth and success of the airline.  We hope that they can continue to inspire and be role models for girls and women across the globe interested in pursuing careers in aviation.” 

From pilots to aircraft engineers, cargo supervisors to flight dispatchers 

Emirates’ female cockpit crew come from 24 nationalities and are aged between 20 and 59 years, including pilot cadets. Watch Captain Nevin Darwish  from Egypt and First Officer Alia Al Muhairi from the UAE fly the iconic Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft from Dubai to Vienna. Captain Darwish  is the first woman of Arab origin to have captained the Airbus A380.  First Officer Al Muhairi, a UAE national, is currently the youngest Emirati female pilot operating the Emirates A380 aircraft.

In Emirates Engineering, women work as licensed aircraft engineers, mechanics, and technicians for aircraft maintenance and repairs.  Women also work at critical positions in flight operations both on the ramp as operations managers, turnaround coordinators, aircraft loading supervisors and load controllers as well as in the operations centre as flight dispatchers and duty managers.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CCD to create control rooms for Abu Dhabiís new Midfield Terminal

CCD Design and Ergonomics has been appointed to design and create four new control rooms at the new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Ras Al Khaimah wins Middle Eastís Leading Adventure Destination 2018í award

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has celebrated two major wins at The World Travel Awards 2018.

Etihad Airways to host AI Robot Sophia at ATM

Etihad Airways will introduce Humanoid Robot Sophia to the UAE as a spokesperson for the future of innovation and technology in aviation at ATM.

İstanbul New Airport will house 451-room hotel to be operated by YOTEL

İGA, the constructer and operator of İstanbul New Airport (İNA) for 25 years,and YOTEL, the London based hotel group, have signed an exclusive hotel management contract.

Emirates wins four gongs at World Travel Awards Middle East 2018

Emirates has been recognised at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 with four awards - Middle Eastís Leading Airline, Middle Eastís Leading Airline Brand, Middle Eastís Leading Business Class Airport Lounge and Middle Eastís

Emirates Aviation University receives official visit from Dubai Police

Emirates Aviation University has welcomed Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police at its main campus at Dubai Academic City.

SOFEX SK2018
See us at
Cargo BT1004091018ArabianTravelMkBT250418Global Aerospace BT2018BIAS BT271017161118ASDubai BT1004091018SOFEX BT2018AirportShow BT1502090518MEBAA BT1004121218GATM BT1004061118Istanbul Airshow BT22018