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VICE News features United Aviate Academy’s diversity efforts

November 11, 2022

Recently, VICE News aired a story highlighting the pilot shortage and what U.S. carriers are doing to address diversity in the industry and in the flight deck. Through the great work being done at United Aviate Academy, United is leading the charge on addressing the pilot shortage by aiming to train over 5,000 pilots in the next decade, with more than half of those pilots being women or people of color.

This piece prominently features the work we are doing through the United Aviate Academy and shares how industry partners, like the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), are helping us to reach, educate and inspire diverse aviators.

Managing Director of Aviate & Pilot Strategy Michael Bonner speaks to how diversity, equity and inclusion at United are top priorities. He says, “We know it’s a competitive advantage in this industry to look like the customers we serve.“

Learn more about United Aviate Academy and how we're training the next generation of United pilots.