Bridget Donaldson

I am a qualified private pilot, engineer, cabin crew member, and researcher. I have spent over a decade in the aviation sector and have experience of both commercial and military aviation. Currently, I am working for TUl Airways in a dual role as the Airline’s Sustainability Research Specialist overseeing Future Fuels and Propulsion research across the 5-airline group whilst also working as cabin crew for the UK airline, a role I find crucial to understanding the operational element of the business.

I was recently successful in gaining a place on TUI’s fully funded commercial pilot cadet programme and am also completing a Ph.D. in Sustainable Aerospace Engineering at the University of Oxford. I volunteer as Pro Bono Sustainability Lead for the Air League Trust, a non-profit organisation with over 100 years of history which heavily impacted and shaped my path within the sector from a young age. I am is passionate about paving the way to a fully sustainable aviation and travel sector as well as encouraging young people to pursue careers within both fields. I think young people are the next generation of leaders and will help guide the way to a sustainable future in aviation and travel.

Bridget A M Donaldson BSc (Hons), MSc (Oxon.)

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