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easyJet and Girlguiding to tackle gender stereotypes and get girls flying with new Aviation Badge for Brownies

200,000 girls will have the opportunity to complete the badge, part of Girlguiding’s new programme to be launched this summer

Badge will get girls engaging in aviation, building a foundation for future study and raising awareness of the opportunities to be a pilot as a future career.

easyJet has set a target for 20% of its new entrant pilots to be female by 2020.

easyJet publishes pilot research findings showing significant differences in male and female experiences when choosing a pilot career

An easyJet survey* has revealed that the desire to become a pilot happens much later for girls than it does for boys

Over half of male pilots knew they wanted to be a pilot by the age of 10 whereas almost half of female pilots did not consider the job until they were over 16.

The research is informing easyJet’s recruitment plan to target more potential female pilots as part of the airline’s target for 20% of its new entrant pilots to be female by 2020



easyJet is still the best short-haul airline for business travellers

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has been awarded Best Short-Haul Airline at the 2018 Business Travel Awards, retaining its title from last year.

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