Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – one of the world’s most active air terminals – hosted its third annual Girls in Aviation Day in partnership with Vaughn College.
Terminal 4 held a panel discussion with aviation industry experts from leading companies for the students. Panelists included representatives from JFKIAT – the company which operates Terminal 4, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and a number of airline partners, including Swiss International Airlines, Etihad Airways, and JetBlue Airlines. Following the panel, attendees received a tour of an aircraft, the FAA tower, and aircraft rescue & firefighting operations.
“We are proud to host such an extraordinary event and empower young women from our community to pursue career possibilities in the aviation industry,” said Susana Cunha, Vice President of Operations for JFKIAT. “In partnership with Vaughn College, this annual event showcases successful women in the field and gives students the opportunity to network and appreciate that they can pursue challenging and fulfilling careers.”
Girls in Aviation Day is an international event hosted by Women in Aviation Chapters throughout the world. This program provides young women – ages 8 to 17 – an opportunity to interact with industry experts. Women in Aviation is a nonprofit organization which seeks to encourage and educate women on all aviation career fields and interest.
Terminal 4 is invested in helping New York City community members achieve their educational and professional goals. In addition to hosting Vaughn College’s Girls in Aviation Day, Terminal 4 offers paid internship opportunities, volunteer initiatives through PROJECT: VOLUNTEER and participation in job fairs and related career development events.