Tackling Gender Barriers In Aviation Maintenance

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FAA U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics show that women still make up less than 3% of the MRO workforce.
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Since the first woman obtained her aircraft mechanic’s license nearly a century ago (Phoebe Omlie in 1927), the number of women in the MRO workforce has grown slowly. Although it is no longer an oddity to see a woman as part of a maintenance crew, their representation in the workforce remains...

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