23 Jun Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June 2020
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on the 23rd June, we spoke to two of our female colleagues at Cranwell who are part of the Engineering and Operations team at Affinity Flying Services.
Louise, one of our Shift leader/Aircraft technicians leads a team of approx. 6 Aircraft Technicians and Aircraft handlers across Cranwell/Barkston Heath. Her day to day responsibilities include the safe delivery of flight line operations, through appropriate allocation of Aircraft and Manpower. She liaises with the Licensed Aircraft Engineers to ensure serviceable aircraft are delivered to the flight line through daily servicing and routine maintenance and fault rectification and still, when she can, gets her hands dirty by carrying out the servicing and maintenance. She told us that with such a wide range of responsibilities, no two days are the same and you never know what the new shift may bring or what new challenges you will encounter.
“As a woman in Aircraft Engineering for the past 30+ years, I have seen the opportunities within the aviation industry both military and civilian grow exponentially. The sky is literally no longer the limit to success”
Anna, is our Head of Operations. She is responsible for supporting the provision of serviceable aircraft and safety equipment to the RAF’s training programme at RAF Valley, RAF Cranwell and RAF Barkston Heath. She is responsible for planning and delivering the safe generation of aircraft available across Affinity’s aviation portfolio, balancing operational requirements, customer expectations and external factors.
“Working within the engineering world I get to work alongside and support an incredible team, working all hours to ensure our aircraft are available to the men and women of the Royal Air Force.
Photos Crown Copyright MOD RAF Cranwell 2020