New Charter for Women in Aviation & Aerospace to support greater gender diversity

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Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter Seminar September 2018

Aerospace and aviation organisations pledge to transform gender balance across the industry

Since the launch of a new Charter for Women in Aviation & Aerospace on 19 July 2018 by Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show, an initiative led by the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Transport (DfT), support from industry has gone from strength to strength. The Charter has already received 53 signatories and eight  supporting organisations, representing the depth and breadth of aviation, from airlines and airports to aerospace manufacturers, maintenance and aviation service providers, including:

  • ADS
  • Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP)
  • Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)
  • Aerospace Wales
  • Airbus
  • Airlines UK
  • Airport Operators Association (AOA)
  • Avon Valley Precision Engineering (AVPE)
  • BAe Systems
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Bristol Airport
  • CargoLogicAir
  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU)
  • Cranfield University
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Easyjet
  • Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC)
  • Flitetec
  • Flitetrak
  • GE Aviation
  • George Best Belfast City Airport
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Heathrow Airport
  • IAG Group
  • International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA)
  • Korn Ferry
  • L3 Commercial Aviation
  • Leonardo
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • London Biggin Hill Airport
  • London City Air Group
  • Manchester Airport Group
  • Morgan Sindall
  • NATS
  • North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA)
  • ON Systems
  • Rockwell Collins UK
  • Rolls Royce
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • Safran
  • Semta
  • Sharing in Growth (SiG)
  • Spirit AeroSystems
  • Sustainable Aviation
  • Thales
  • Thomas Cook
  • Titan Airways
  • TUI
  • Unite
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of West of England
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF)
  • Women in Aerospace Europe – UK
  • Zodiac Aerospace
RAeS Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter

In September 2018, a new Council was formed made up of delegations from the signatory companies and organisations, and co-chaired by Airbus and Virgin Atlantic. Members met up at the Royal Aeronautical Society headquarters in central London to discuss the next steps and over the coming months a number of activities are planned to support the aims and objectives of the Charter, including the roll-out of the Alta Mentoring Platform designed by women in the sector, for women in the sector, and work to produce a new report to analyse the current state of play with regards to women’s representation and progression in key roles within aerospace and aviation.

The Council welcomes further support and if you would like further information about signing up to the Charter or getting involved please contact