An American Eagle E175 at Los Angeles International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

How Congress Is Trying to Bring More Women Into Aviation

In a bipartisan effort to create more opportunities for women in the aviation industry, Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), are cosponsoring a bill called the Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act. The bill, which was put into committee Dec. 18, aims to enlarge the footprint of women in the generally male-dominated industry. The bill was created because, as the bill says, "women make up over 50 percent of the national workforce," but "only 2 percent of airline…