Today, 19th August, a community of people from across the globe are celebrating World Photo Day with the aim of inspiring positive change across the world.

The 2Excel Group (which includes 2Excel Engineering and 2Excel Aviation) prides itself on driving positive change across its many business divisions, from habitat mapping and oil spill response, to empowering women within the aviation and engineering industry.

Through sharing our own photos, we hope to raise awareness, connect with our own communities and inspire others – and positive change.

These are our highlights:

2Excel Engineering, a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organisation – the sister company to 2Excel Aviation, is encouraging female engineers and technicians to join the industry:

2Excel Engineering is proud to celebrate the women in their workforce. From engineers like Maria Arnau pictured above, to customer and admin support and apprenticeships, women play a big role in 2Excel Engineering.

2Excel’s Aerobatic Team, the Blades, has been celebrating International Women’s Day for the past four years through connecting with younger people – no matter their gender – to inspire and encourage them to think about careers in the aviation industry.

The Department for Transport attended the day and produced a short video which can be found on their LinkedIn here.

This annual event is led by the team’s only female pilot and Department for Transport Ambassador, Kirsty Murphy. The event welcomed a variety of young students and a panel of inspirational women. The agenda was focussed on sharing knowledge and experiences. The ultimate goal – to inspire young people to aspire to anything they want to.

2Excel Geo, the remote sensing arm of the company, maps oil spills off the English Coast:

In June 2017, OSRL and Special Missions invited 2Excel Geo to participate in a complex oil on water trial. This involved the controlled spill and subsequent dispersal of 500 litres of Weald Basin crude oil off the English coast. The trial involved surface vessels, above and below water unmanned vehicles, tethered balloons, airborne (UKCS and Geo) and space platforms. The objective for Geo was to assess the utility of hyperspectral imagery to map and characterise the oil spill.

Help us break down the gender barriers today, and beyond, and share our photo highlights.

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