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Ensuring More Diverse Perspectives In The Hangars And Boardrooms Of The Future


JetBlue Airways’ 2018 report throws light on its “strategic philanthropic focus” for STEM aviation education.

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Dailycsr.com – 17 October 2019 – The “2018 Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Report” of JetBlue reported that the JetBlue Foundation has shown in support for “aviation-related education” in STEM field. The need of the hour demands for such strategic initiative for the aviation industry.
The company claims itself to be the only airline in the industry to be “solely dedicated” to support aviation education. As per the report, JetBlue sees “an industry need” for its “strategic philanthropic focus”, enlisted here as mentioned by the above mentioned report:
  • “Fewer than 7% of U.S. commercial pilots are women.*
  • “African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics/Latinos combined make up 13.7% of the aircraft pilots and flight engineers in the U.S. **
  • “Women make up 3% of aircraft mechanics and service technicians.*
  • “9.1% of aircraft mechanics are black.**”
Furthermore, the company also states:
“We aim to promote equal opportunities by inspiring underrepresented groups to take up STEM fields by exposing them to aviation employment options and opportunities. By fueling the pipeline today through our support of educational initiatives and STEM programs, we will help to ensure more diverse perspectives in the hangars and boardrooms of the future”.
For any further information regarding JetBlue’s work, kindly visit the JetBlue Foundation Page, by clicking on the link provided below:
You can also learn further about the company’s commitment towards creating “industry-leading environmental social governance (ESG) strategies, programs, and disclosure reports” mentioned in the “2018 Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Report” of JetBlue.
“* ‘Current Statistics of Women in Aviation Careers in U.S.,’ Women in Aviation International, 2017”. https://www.wai.org/resources/waistats
“** ‘Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey,’ Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018”. https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.htm