March 22,2017--Maria is carrying wheel chocks to fasten the aircraft. [Photo/Xinhua]
March 22,2017--"There are so many choices. Why must you choose to study a major about the aircraft repair?"
In 2007, a Tibetan girl studying her first year at the China Civil Aviation Flight Academy told her friends that she wanted to transfer her major from aviation service to aviation machinery and equipment maintenance.
All her friends were perplexed. The girl is Maria.
Choosing the major means that she would be one of the aircraft maintenance personnel after graduation. This post is mainly taken up by men as it requires a lot of physical ability. And statistics show that there is only one female in every 50 aircraft mechanics in the world.
"There are so few female mechanics, so why can't I try?" The slender Maria has her mind set on this great ambition.