- AC868 Toronto-London Heathrow, AC165 Montreal-Calgary and AC548 Vancouver-Newark/New York operated by all-female crews today
- Flights given clearance and instructions by female Nav Canada Air Traffic Controllers
TORONTO and MONTREAL and VANCOUVER, March 8, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - In celebration of International Women's Day today, Air Canada is operating three flights in its global network with all-female pilots and flight attendants. In addition, the two Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from Toronto-London Heathrow and Vancouver-Newark, and Airbus A320 flight from Montreal-Calgary were supported by female ground crews providing customer boarding, as well as aircraft servicing, loading, dispatch and pushback functions, all highlighting the range of professional roles women work in.
“We proudly salute and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of the more than 12,300 women who work at Air Canada worldwide. As a progressive and multiple award-winning top employer that champions equal opportunities regardless of gender, there are no glass ceilings for qualified women here," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Vice President, Human Resources at Air Canada. "Women work alongside male colleagues flying our aircraft, maintaining technologically advanced airplanes and systems, occupying senior management roles in law, finance, accounting, IT, human resources, in-flight service, customer service, commercial services, communications and in specialized airline operations. The sky is truly the limit, and we strongly encourage girls and young women to pursue their aviation dreams and consider careers in non-traditional professions.”