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   Vol. 21 No. 16
Tuesday April 12, 2022

Sabiha Pioneered Dawn In Aviation

Sabiha Gökçen,  Güliz Ozturk

     There is this famous woman in Turkish Aviation named Sabiha Gökçen.
     Sabiha was born March 22, 1913 and she died on the same day in 2001.
     Sabiha was a Turkish aviator. During her flight career, she flew around 8,000 hours and participated in 32 different military operations.
     She was the world's first female fighter pilot, aged 23.
     I think about Sabiha Gökçen every once in a while.
     They named the in-town airport in beautiful Istanbul after her, and I have to tell the cab driver and everyone else within earshot every time I am in Turkey that I am lucky to be married to the hardest working, longest serving, smartest and nicest women in air cargo, and her name is Sabiha.
     Somebody like that, as well as the name, is a pleasant rarity to be savored and shared.
     Now another rarity appears on the horizon, because in Turkey this May 1, Güliz Ozturk, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Pegasus Airlines, will be the first woman CEO in the history of Turkish civil aviation. She has been serving Pegasus since 2010 and succeeds Mehmet T Nane.
     Mehmet T. Nane continues in his role as President of Turkish Private Aviation Enterprises Association (TÖSHID), and assumes the post of International Air Transport Association (IATA) Chair of the Board of Governors in June, succeeding the current Chair, Robin Hayes.
     “I will fight for the sustainable development of the civil aviation sector,” Güliz Öztürk said, “whilst in my new role at Pegasus Airlines, I will continue to work tirelessly to reinforce the position of Turkish civil aviation as a rising star in the world, and to support the growth of our company as we forge solidly ahead.”
     Güliz Öztürk added, “I am honored to receive the baton from Mehmet T. Nane. Investing in two important areas will continue to be the architect of our success: Technology and People.
     “As Turkey's digital airline, we will continue to offer digital technologies and unique innovations that will enhance the travel experience, with our approach that focuses on guest experience. Without compromising the basic principles of our business model, we will continue to manage our operations and activities with a sustainable environment approach. One of the issues on which we will also be most focused will be gender equality. We will make every effort, institutionally and individually, to contribute to the equal participation of women and men in all areas of social life and to enable women to express their full potential.
     “As a company, we have been committed to gender equality for many years, and we have been at the center of the struggle. This change is also proof of the importance our company attaches to gender equality.”

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