As the leading aviation engines brand in Turkey, TEI celebrated the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week with two organizations in a gorgeous way once again.
TEI organized the "Contest of Making and Flying a Model Aircraft" for female high school students for the purpose of encouraging them to the aviation industry on International Women's Day, March 8th, 2017.
In the afternoon, an organization was held to introduce the female students, who were interested in aviation, to the industry much closely; and the women took the floor to deliver speeches as the sources of inspiration in the field of aviation, giving the common message that increasing the number of woman leaders would reveal the entire potential of our country.
The week covering the date March 8th has been celebrating as "Women of Aviation Worldwide Week" since 2010 with a different and meaningful theme in the memory of March 8th, 1910 when the first woman pilot was licensed across the world. Accordingly, TEI held two different organizations on March 8th with the support of the Provincial Directorate of National Education in Eskisehir. During the first organization, held in the morning, 40 female students from 20 different schools attended the Contest of Making and Flying a Model Aircraft at Sabiha Gokcen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School. Prof.Dr.Orhan Oguz Anatolian High School won the first place in the category of making the best aircraft while Ahi Evran Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School ranked first in the category of flying the model aircraft made for a maximum period of time.
‘Women of Aviation" get together at a panel to inspire female students
The second organization, held in the afternoon, was "Meeting of TEI Women of Aviation". The panel was held in the meeting hall of Haci Suleyman Cakir Anatolian High School for Girls, during which the industry was introduced to female students that are interested in aviation. Dr.Aybike Molbay, General Manager of General Electric Aviation - Turkey Technology Center and Member of the Board of Directors at TEI, Doc.Dr.Melike Nikbay, Faculty Member, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Istanbul Technical University, Gokce Kubra Tugran Yildirim, A320 First Officer at Turkish Airlines, Pinar Gunaydin, MRO Manager at TEI and Ayse Akalin, Chief Editor of Defence Turkey Magazine, took floor to deliver speeches and gave the common message to the female student that they should find their favorite profession and improve themselves in the respective field. Sharing the industry-specific experiences they gained, the speakers emphasized that the number of women serving in the aviation industry was too low, and encouraged the female students to build their careers in the field of aviation. The organization ended following the Q&A session and presentation of plaques.