Last year, the United States Navy was ordered to review all of its job titles related to gender reference, e.g. yeoman, fireman and seaman. The Air Force has initiatives to fully integrate women in all jobs, and has also been pressured to review job names: Air Force Times Story, Jan 14, 2016
Has the FAA taken any action to review or change gender-specific titles like "airman"? Is there a non-gender specific title like "airperson" coming into use? Terms like stewardess and cockpit have been dropped from parlance.
Is there anything official or brewing at the FAA on this subject?
I'd be interested in your comments if using
flight crewmember would be a valid substitute for the term