2017 IWD: Emirates Turns the Spotlight on Women
Emirates has beamed the searchlight on its women employees who 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 and diverse backgrounds, working across the entire spectrum of airline operations.
Over 18,000 women work as cabin crew, while the rest are represented across technical as well as in professional and leadership roles.
Emirates’ female cockpit crew come from 24 nationalities and are aged between 20 and 59 years, including pilot cadets.
Emirates Captain Nevin Darwish is the first woman of Arab origin to have captained the Airbus A380 while 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. They also work in operations as flight dispatchers and duty managers.