32,500 Children Attend BA Aviation Academy

February 12, 2016

Just six months after KidZania London opened, more than 32,500* children have already been through British Airways’ Aviation Academy at the Westfield based learning experience.

 

Some 10,352 children have ‘trained’ to be cabin crew, while a whopping 22,642 have tried their hand at being a pilot.

 

Proportionately, there’s still a gender split though, with around twice as many boys as girls (14,765 vs 7,877) choosing the pilot training option.

 

British Airways' director of flight operations, Captain Stephen Riley, said: "It's a great time to be a British Airways pilot and we're extremely proud that we have more female pilots than ever before.

 

“But there’s still more to be done to encourage more women to consider a career as a pilot. Our Aviation Academy at KidZania is a great way to inspire the next generation – girls and boys."

 

While British Airways has more female pilots than any other UK airline, women are still under represented in the profession with reports of just five per cent of commercial pilots worldwide being female.

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