Women In the Private Jet Industry
It’s no secret the number of women both the aviation and aerospace industries are exceptionally low. In fact for the most part female pilot rates stagger right below 10% according to FAA Statistics in 2022. And if we delve into other aviation professions outside of Flight Attendants the numbers are even lower.
However, with several new waves to push for equity in education and positions for girls and women all over in the industry by several organizations- while still a slow climb things are changing. And it’s exciting to say there are some Private Jet companies who have taken vital steps forward in being a part of the change.
Uma Subramanian, the CEO of Aero Technologies, a semi-private aviation company, is a formidable presence in her field. Her remarkable career includes significant roles at industry giants like Airbus and Rolls-Royce, as well as involvement in visionary initiatives like the Mars Project. Leading this burgeoning company, Uma aspires to reintroduce the joy of flying by providing passengers with a taste of private jet travel at a fraction of the cost of traditional business charters. Her ambition matches her impressive track record, making her a standout figure in the industry.
In 2006, Kimberly Herrell began her journey at Schubach Aviation as the company’s Vice President. Recently, she took the helm as CEO and co-owner of this San Diego-based jet charter operator. With nearly two decades of experience in the aviation industry, Kimberly charters her own path to entering the private jet sector, addresses the underrepresentation of women in the field, and provides vision for the company’s future.
These are just a couple of the amazing women making strides in the industry, but the great thing is they’re both creating space for more to join them!