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United Airlines' New Flight School Seeks Diversity in the Flight Deck

United's Aviate Academy is a training program designed to encourage more women and people of color to take to the skies
Article

Saying that the aviation industry is dominated by white men is a huge understatement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 5 percent of pilots are women, and 6 percent are people of color.

The End of the All-Male, All-White Cockpit

By Niraj Chokshi
Article

For many like Ms. Percy, piloting has long been or seemed out of reach. Few women and people of color aspire to fly planes because they rarely see themselves in today’s flight decks. The cost of training and the toll of discrimination can be discouraging, too. Now there’s urgency for the industry to act. Pilots are in short supply, and if airlines want to make the most of the thriving recovery from the pandemic, they will have to learn to foster lasting change.

A Pilot Kit for the 21st Century

by Josh Kendrick, Director, Flight Operations Technical, FedEx Express
Blog

For years, pilots have been carrying around their pilot kit.

What is in a pilot kit? Well, during the first day of ground school as a pilot, you are handed a stack of books. One book to describe how to fly the airplane, another book to describe the systems on the airplane, another book of company procedures, regulations and rules to follow…you get the idea. Oh wait…then there are all of the navigation charts that have all of the procedures and instructions on how to fly in and out of each individual airport.

Fair Trade USA Extends Benefits of Fair Trade to Independent, Small-Scale Coffee Farmers through Innovative Pilot Programs

Eight Hundred Small Farmers in Colombia and Costa Rica Earn Fair Trade Certification
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Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

Press Release

Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

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