From the beginning of March, the month in which International Women’s Day is celebrated (8/3), six new female employees of Latam Airlines Brasil begin their training as co-pilots of the company. All are part of an exclusive group of women hired by the company to work in the cockpit of Airbus 320 family aircraft (A319, A320 and A321).
“This movement is part of our goal to encourage female participation in the aviation world, especially within the flight deck. Currently, the male audience is the one that most seeks the position of commercial pilot and we want to change this concept ”, says the airline’s Operations director, Geraldo de Meneses.
The co-pilot training lasts approximately five months and has practical training and instructors in all stages, from the company’s Training Academy, through the flight simulators and arriving at the routes operated by Latam. Once trained, they will be able to operate on domestic routes in Brazil, in addition to regional flights and to Miami (USA).
About LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group is the main airline group in Latin America and one of the largest in the world in connectivity. It offers air services to 145 destinations in 26 countries, and is present in six domestic markets in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) and maintains international operations in the region and for Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and Asia.
LATAM Airlines Group has over 42 thousand employees and operates approximately 1,400 daily flights and over 74 million passengers transported per year.
With a young and modern fleet, the LATAM Airlines Group has 332 aircraft, including Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A321 and A320neo as the most modern models in their categories.
LATAM Airlines Group is the only airline group in America and one of three in the world to be included in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index for the sixth consecutive year, having been recognized for its sustainable practices, based on economic, social and environmental issues.
LATAM Airlines Group shares are traded on the Santiago stock exchange and the New York stock exchange in the form of ADRs.