CAE announced the names of the first three winners of its 2019 CAE Women in Flight scholarship program. CAE’s new Women in Flight ambassadors will help drive awareness and promote the pilot profession among women, as well as diversity in aviation.

Over the next decade, CAE expects the civil aviation industry to need over 300,000 new pilots. With women currently representing less than 5 percent of pilots, CAE is taking a proactive approach to promote a better gender balance and tap into a wider pool of talent. One of the objectives of the CAE Women in Flight program is for its ambassadors to inspire a new generation of professional pilots.

CAE welcomed its first three CAE Women in Flight ambassadors including Georgina Thomas-Watson, winner of the Generation easyJet Cadet Program; Daniella Saucedo Orozco, winner of the Aeromexico Cadet Program; and Bisma Petafi, winner of the CityJet Climb High Mentored Cadet Program.

CAE is awarding five scholarships for this first edition of the program. The CAE Women in Flight scholarship recipients for the Air Asia Cadet Pilot Program and the American Airline Cadet Academy Program will be announced later this year.