Saudi Intl Airshow to shine a light on female role models in aviation

Women in Aviation organisation to appear at second Saudi Airshow in effort to support women targeting careers in sector
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The Saudi International Airshow 2021, held on 16-18 February in Riyadh, will welcome Women in Aviation Middle East Chapter, a non-profit association dedicated to providing opportunities to women striving for careers in the aviation industry.

Launched in the UAE, this Chapter shines a light on female role models in the Middle East to demonstrate the many opportunities for women in the aviation sector.

It is fuelled by the possibilities of supporting current and future generations of women to achieve their goals and ambitions as they work side by side with men in the industry.

Saudi International Airshow forms part of the Vision 2030 program as the aviation sector continues to play an essential role in the diversification and expansion of the Saudi economy. Since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also included women’s rights in Vision 2030, exhibiting companies are supporting women and making more jobs available in aviation.

WAI-ME aims to bring together women working in all areas of aviation across the Middle East to inspire and encourage future generations of women to consider a fulfilling career in aviation, and  is committed to ensuring its vision, mission and goals are comprehensively realized.

“We are delighted that the WAI-ME chapter will join us in February as it will help to cultivate a culture of understanding and appreciation for the Chapter’s vision within the local community, and the region as a whole,” said Samantha Chastang, Executive Sales Manager for the event. 

“Women bring so much to aviation and WAI-ME is invaluable in supporting women at an extremely exciting time for Middle Eastern aviation.”

Saudi International Airshow hosts a range of business, general, commercial aviation and aerospace exhibitors on a 100,000 sqm area which accommodates more than 100 aircraft ranging in size from single-engine and executive jets to commercial wide-body aircraft.

Two exhibition halls hosting more than 450 exhibitors and international pavilions will showcase a full range of aviation and aerospace services and products to some 45,000 trade attendees.

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