To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we spoke to some of the brilliant individuals involved with engineering here at London Biggin Hill Airport. Having started as a licensed engineer, Ema is now the Line Maintenance Manager at Bombardier. She manages a team of 8 engineers, ensuring aircraft are ready for service, and shared her advice to anyone looking to pursue a career in aviation.
‘Aviation will take you all over the world and engineering provides many brilliant opportunities. Don’t be put off by the lack of information out there; research and talk to people in the industry to gain experience and understanding about the roles available… always grab each opportunity!’
We also spoke to Karyn & Katie at Zenith Aviation, who shared an insight into their roles as Technical Records Administrator and Purchasing, Stores & Logistics Supervisor, and how they support the maintenance operation. They both oversee the engineering process and ensure aircraft parts arrive on time to keep aircraft serviceable.
Watch the full interview below: