FEMALE PILOT STATISTICS
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According to the 2018 U.S. Airmen Statistics, female pilots represent a mere 7% of all licensed pilots. That's only 46,463 out of 633,317.
The airline industry continues to experience global shortages in the number of certified pilots. According to Statista, "in the next 20 years, airlines in North America alone are going to be in need of around 117,000 new pilots. Projected shortage of airline pilots in the U.S. is expected to increase to over 2,000 pilots by 2025, compared to the recorded pilot deficit of 155 in 2016"
(Laporte, John. "Topic: The Pilot Shortage." www.statista.com)
Here is the break down of female pilots by the type of FAA certificate they hold:
22,266 Student Pilots
10,255 Private Pilots
6,556 Commercial Pilots
7,136 Airline Transport Pilots
Survey time period
2008 to 2018
The figures have been rounded.
Values are as of December 31 each year.
To retrieve the data click on 2018 Active Civil Airmen Statistics.
The following chart shows the share of female pilots employed by major airlines in 2018:
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