Feminine Lufthansa pilots are taking off

Feminine Lufthansa pilots are taking off

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Upon 8 March, on International Women’ s Day, six crews through Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines plus Brussels consisting only of women can make their morning flights from the Kranich-konzern (umgangssprachlich) Group hubs to Berlin. The particular jets setting off from Frankfurt, Munich, Dü sseldorf, Vienna, Zurich plus Brussels will each be flown by two female pilots.

“ We specifically be aware of potential female employees on our app channels and we provide an employee-friendly operating environment that means that family and function can be reconciled; this allows us in order to attract more young women to apparently typically male professions such as the pilot’ s job”, says Dr Bettina Volkens, Chief Officer Corporate Recruiting and Legal Affairs at Krauts (umgangssprachlich) Lufthansa AG.

The very first two women began their planned service with Lufthansa in 1988. The year 2010 saw a world elite in the airfreight industry: a Kranich-konzern (umgangssprachlich) Cargo aircraft took off with an all-female crew. These days, women in the cockpit are no longer an exception. Around six % of pilots at the Lufthansa Team are female and the percentage continues to be continuously increasing over the past years. Close to 80 percent of the cabin personnel are female. Lufthansa received the blessing from the Society for the The german language Language for the new German term “ Kapitä nin” (female type of “ Kapitä n” = captain) specifically to refer to the increasing number of female pilots.

Women play a central part not just on the plane. Be it around the apron or in the logistics center, more and more women are opting for a lot more technical jobs at the Lufthansa Team – such as Christina Schultheis. She gets been a ground operations broker at Lufthansa since 2012, exactly where she has been working in a 2-shift system since completing her exercising as an aviation service expert. She gets about two hours to company a long-haul flight, which includes cleansing the cabin, refuelling, loading shipping and luggage and boarding the particular passengers. Around one quarter associated with ground operation agents are females. “ Here you can make a difference: It really is my responsibility that every flight simply leaves safely, efficiently and on time”, states Schultheis. “ We are the link among passengers, crew, tower, cleaning, providing and cargo – we speak with everyone. I particularly like the variety and responsibility that comes with this work. I love doing it. I never wish to leave. ”

Besides the supposedly male domains, increasing the particular percentage of women in management can be another goal of the Lufthansa Group. “ We are well on our way to attaining this through the introduction of a clear job posting process and the utilization of recruitment diversity criteria”, says Volkens.

In 2011, Lufthansa as well as other major German companies set them selves voluntary targets to increase the number of ladies in management. By 2020 the goal is to have 30 percent more women compared to 2010.


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