Five Saudi female pilots get license to work with national airline

Dalia Yashar, one of the first Saudi female students who registered to become a commercial pilot, stands in front of the registration centre in July 2018. (Reuters)

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued five licenses for Saudi female pilots permitting them to work as captains on Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft.

The issuance of licenses to Saudi women is part of GACA’s move to empower Saudi women to work in the aviation sector which is one of the objectives of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

A large number of women were recently employed in GACA and in service providing companies in technical fields.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52