Aviation industry needs more women to address pilot shortage in Asia
The aviation industry now faces a worldwide crisis of shortage of qualified pilots especially in the Asia Pacific region.
It is foreseen by experts that air carriers will be forced to reduce or cancel flight schedules if the crisis persist in the following years.
According to Boeing Company, about 266,000 pilots are needed by 2038 due to the booming need of the male-dominated industry.
In the Philippines, local carriers are setting up their own academies to produce more pilots while airline academies are urging more female
OMNI Aviation in Clark, Pampanga is encouraging more women into the workforce thru its extensive programs in its Pilot Training School.
Aspiring female pilots are welcome to enroll in the only International Airport Transportation Association (IATA) Authorized Training Center in the country with over 30 career placements worldwide.