Daily Archives: Nov. 23, 2012

Female applicants rise for aircraft maintenance training

Aircraft maintenance schools are seeing a 30 percent increase in female applicants, according to the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance.

The non-profit organization, based in Edgewater, Fla., helps students with career counseling and support and assists seasoned mechanics, it reports.

The group pledges to increase opportunities for training and mentorship of women in aviation maintenance, it said.

The organization announced new officers, including Lynette Ashland of Voyager Aviation in Cincinnati, president; Jane Shelton of Pratt and Whitney of Columbus, Ga., vice president; Teressa Stark of Pensacola, Fla., treasurer; and Sharon Riffle of American Airlines in Dallas, secretary and director.