There has been 22 percent increase in issuance of commercial pilot licenses to women: VK Singh


There has been 22 percent increase in issuance of commercial pilot licenses to women: VK Singh

New Delhi, 5 February (HS). The Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday claimed that the total number of Commercial Pilot Licenses (CPLs) issued in the year 2023 is 1622, of which 294 were issued to women, which is 18 per cent of the total CPLs issued.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation VK Singh gave this information in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. He said that there has been an increase of 22 percent in the number of CPLs issued to women in the year 2023 (294 CPL) as compared to the year 2022 (240 CPL).

Minister of State for Civil Aviation VK Singh said the total number of women pilots currently employed with various Indian scheduled and non-scheduled operators is about 14 per cent of the total flight crew strength. He said that the Civil Aviation Ministry and its associated organizations have taken steps to increase the number of both male and female pilots in the country.

Under this, in the first phase, award letters are to be issued by the Airports Authority of India for nine new flight training organizations (FTOs) at five airports, Belagavi, Jalgaon, Kalaburagi, Khajuraho and Lilabari. The second phase includes issuance of six more FTOs at five airports at Bhavnagar, Bally, Cuddapah, Kishangarh and Salem.



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