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31, Aircraft Engineer Tell us a bit about what you do. I ’m with AirAsia , and I’ m responsible for maintaining and releasing air crafts back into service in an air worthy condition. If I say the aircraft can’t fly, the aircraft won’t fly. Why aircraft engineering? I was looking for options when I finished my Diploma in Aeronautics and this caught my interest. I generally don’t like being tied to a desk any way. How did you overcome any gender- related roadblocks? By being a persistent fire cracker! I made it a point to work smart and equipped myself with everything I needed to prove them wrong. What are the biggest challenges for women in your industry? This job just needs more exposure. Most people still would only think of pilot sand cabin crews, when they think of jobs in aviation. What makes a successful leader? Versatility, passion and compassion.
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