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Aeroflot, Emirates Named as Having Biggest Pilot Gender Gap

  • Study tallies male-female ratios on airline flight-decks
  • At all carriers worldwide, only one in 20 aviators is a woman
Pilots in the cockpit of an Aeroflot passenger aircraft.

Pilots in the cockpit of an Aeroflot passenger aircraft.

Photographer: Yuri Smityuk/TASS via Getty Images

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Female pilots are still a rarity at airlines including Russia’s Aeroflot PJSC and Dubai-based Emirates, even as carriers ramp up efforts to narrow the gender gap.

The companies, along with Qatar Airways, Finnair Oyj and Jetconnect of New Zealand, have the lowest ratio of women aviators, a study by travel platform FromAtoB.com indicates. The ranking of 45 airlines draws on data from the Air Line Pilots Association and International Society of Women Airline Pilots.