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A rose among the thorns in male-dominated world of pilots

Scoot's Austrian female pilot is also the only woman who flies widebody planes

Ms Thien still enjoys flying, even though office-related work for her current role at Scoot means that she spends less time in the sky.


AT last week's pilot training course for Singapore Airlines Ltd's Scoot carrier, Eva Maria Thien stood out among the participants because she was the only woman. She also was the instructor.

She's a rarity in the male-dominated world of pilots. Just 3 per cent of pilots