Bhanu Choudhrie is well-known for founding Alpha Aviation Group. The aviation industry suffered along with the rest of the economy during the pandemic. The industry was able to make a strong recovery. Now there is an impending shortage of pilots. Bhanu Choudhrie is investing in pilot education and has previous experience in the hospitality, health care, and real estate industries.
He is also the founder of the private equity firm C&C Alpha Group. The London-based firm was founded in 2001 and focuses on developing markets in places like India and the UAE. Alpha Aviation Group was created as a subsidiary of C&C Alpha Group and is based in the Philippines.
One part of fixing the long-term pilot shortage is focusing on gender diversity in pilot education. There are very few female pilots at this time. Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and the Americas have about five percent women pilots. The Middle East has just over two percent, and the Asia-Pacific market has about 1.6 percent women pilots.
Africa has an impressive 9.8 percent women pilots. India boasts the highest count at 12.4 percent. These are two of the fastest emerging markets in aviation. They are helping meet the demand for growth by focusing on direct recruiting and engagement.
Bhanu Choudhrie pioneers diversity efforts by focusing on recruiting meetings with university students. His recruiters go into detail about the long-term benefits of an aviation career and a renewed focus on diversity. Several major carriers in places like the Middle East, Australia, and Europe are planning to hire many women pilots. Bhanu Choudhrie is proud that Alpha Aviation Group has trained 2500 pilots to date. His long-term vision includes promoting the visibility of women pilots and leadership roles for them. He believes that the development of a welcoming and approachable culture will ensure that aviation remains a great career for women.
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