On the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day (7th December) US Ambassador to India Mr. Richard Verma along with Secretary Civil Aviation Mr. R N Choubey announced the formation of Women in Aviation India Chapter at the US Embassy in Delhi in the presence of its 15 founding members.
The India chapter pioneered by Ms. Radha Bhatia, Chairperson, Bird Group and mentored by Ms. C J Collins, Senior Representative-South Asia, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will connect, educate and empower women across all verticals in the Indian aviation and aerospace industries.
The Ambassador and the Secretary congratulated the charter members of the WAI-India Chapter and reinforced their cooperation towards civil aviation, the empowerment of women, and India's skills development initiatives. The Ambassador remarked that it is important that young Indian girls see these women in their aviation careers and see that aviation is a viable career path to pursue. Mr. Choubey reiterated the need for training and skill development in various verticals. The first women DG for Civil Aviation in India was also present on the occasion thus setting an example for all.