"Industry-wide, less than three percent of commercial airline pilots are of color and only about two percent of commercial pilots are women. After hearing these staggering statistics, we set out to make a difference in our own sector by starting the JetBlue Foundation. This company-sponsored foundation was developed in 2013 to advance aviation-related education and sustain this industry that we love so much."
– Joanna Geraghty, Executive Vice President Customer Experience, JetBlue and President of the JetBlue Foundation
At JetBlue, inspiration is more than an idea – it’s our mission. As an airline, JetBlue has made a commitment to encourage STEM education by offering opportunities to students, as early as the grade school level, for STEM studies. In order to ensure the future success of the aviation industry, the JetBlue Foundation is taking this commitment even further. The Foundation provides educational opportunities and unique experiences to traditionally underserved communities.
Your future in aviation. It’s the JetBlue way to keep finding new opportunities to better our communities and our industry – and inspiring the future of aviation is a responsibility we take very seriously. No other airline has gone on record to build this sort of movement for aviation and that’s why we think we are the best-suited for the job. We’ve been doing it differently since the beginning; the time to make aviation better for future generations is now.
The JetBlue Foundation was created in 2013 in an effort to support aviation-related education and community outreach. The JetBlue Foundation…
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“Inspiration starts here. Encouraging education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and advocating for the future of aviation is how we will make a difference for our industry. These are the areas where we need more passion and focus to carry our industry forward.”
– Robin Hayes, President & CEO, JetBlue and Executive Director, JetBlue Foundation