Inspiring the next generation with Women in Aviation

To celebrate the launch of Women in Aviation International’s (WAI’s) UK chapter, we were delighted to participate in the organisation’s ‘See her, be her’ event during the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, UK. The event, which took part on 20 July – the airshow’s Future’s Day – was designed to inspire young children (and girls in particular) to pursue a career in aviation.

Nausicaa Mercadel, one of our design and project engineers, joined a stellar line-up of women working in the aviation sector to talk about her role with Air BP. In addition to the conference session, table-top networking enabled children to test out their interview skills and knowledge of the far-reaching aviation sector. Nausicaa even had the children working through an interactive puzzle to show how into-plane fuelling works. 

We’re delighted to report the event was a huge success and we’re looking forward to working with the WAI UK team at future events.