Women can now be Iran Air pilots

Women can now be Iran Air pilots

For the first time, the Iranian flag-carrier airline, Iran Air, is set to recruit female pilots, the CEO of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi said.

The airline publishes a job vacancy advertisement to recruit new pilots annually; the main feature of this year’s advertisement is the possibility for female pilots to apply, PANA quoted Sharafbafi as saying.

Currently, five top managers of Iran Air are women, she said, adding, based on official figures, about 1780 women are working in Iran Air and nearly 4000 others are involved in affiliated companies and air travel agencies, Tehran Times reported.

The CEO of Iran Air added that a number of 16% of the women working for Iran Air are among the middle-ranking officials

‘This is highly significant for us to have female pilots among our personnel,’ Sharafbafi stressed.

Iran enjoys high number of female pilots, Sharafbafi noted, adding, employment of new pilots, men or women will be according to Iran Airs’ quality based administrative procedures.

She noted that the selected applicants will then begin to work on a certain type of plane as co-pilots.

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