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Awards are the first of their kind in the MENA region
Winners get scholarships worth over US$50,000 
Recognition in aviation and aerospace domains
Gender diversity in the aviation industry recognised 

Dubai, July 6, 2021:  The fifth edition of the Women in Aviation (WIA) Middle East Chapter's General Assembly, held as a co-located event of the 20th edition of the Airport Show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), has awarded scholarships worth over US$50,000 and honoured women who are helping the aviation industry gain gender diversity.

For the first time, an exclusive awards programme had been conducted to honour the rising stars in aviation.  The WIA General Assembly featured the first of its kind awards in the MENA region designed to recognize the achievements of organizations and individuals working in the aviation and aerospace domains in more than 19 countries.  The recognition includes honouring key women who have been helping gender diversity in the aviation industry. 
This year's winner is Lilit Tshughuryan who established and runs Akademikka Training Institute in Dubai. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)-approved institute offers professional development courses in aviation and other domains. The award in the Educational Institution category for attracting the maximum number of students went to Alpha Aviation Academy (AAA) which is managed by Air Arabia and has state-of-the-art facilities for the pilots training. It is the Middle East's leading pilot training provider and one of the largest providers of the Multi-Crew Pilot License in the world. It has trained over 650 students with more than 400 graduates who went on to fly with MENA's first LCC based out of Sharjah.

Mervat Sultan, Co-founder and President of WIA Middle East Chapter and one of the first women in the Arab world to obtain an FAA-GCAA flight dispatch license, says the movement towards enlisting more women in aviation in the Middle East region remains a continuous endeavour and this year's event has been a big hit. Sultan, an executive at RamJet Aviation, an aviation support company, said this year WIA Middle East Chapter provided scholarships worth over US$50,000.  

Nasima Harraq, Michelle Troccoli and Chelsea R. Montgomery received Crew Resource Management (CRM) training course from Wolston Sky founded in Ras Al Khaimah to empower and educated aviation professionals by Captain Christina Tervo. Zineb Mohamed Sharif received two-year-duration full scholarship for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) from Vision Concept Aviation Training Institute (VCATI), a leading aviation learning hub founded in 2013 by Captain Mohammed Al Suwaidi, a former Flight Operation Inspector at UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Captain Mohamed Al Suwaidi, CEO of VCATI, said: “Our institute is open to students from all nationalities. In line with our policy to support the local community, we will start from the beginning of the next academic year giving a free scholarship annually to one of the deserving students to enrich new competencies in the aviation engineering sector that has huge potential.”

The Middle East will have demand for 2945 new commercial aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Boeing.  The American company's Pilot and Technician Outlook 2020-2039 says the Middle East region will require 63,000 pilots, 63,000 technicians and 108,000 Cabin Crew members during this period.  A report by Oliver Wyman says the Middle East airlines fleet size is projected to grow 2.1 per cent over the coming five years. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the two key aviation markets in the region, together constituting approximately 73 per cent of the total fleet size in the AGCC aviation sector. 

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