# Has the FAA moved to change its use of gender-specific words like airman?

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 airman.

• Onte thing they have done relatively recently is rename the Airman’s Information Manual to Aeronautical Information Manual. Many of the FAA publications now use 'he or she' instead of 'he'. I don’t know if there is a policy for that. – JScarry Jun 15 '17 at 15:15
• I don't see any need for this. "Man" is short-from for Man and "Man" is also short-form for "woman". – TayE Jun 15 '17 at 15:16
• What was wrong with cockpit? Will it become henpit? – Koyovis Jun 15 '17 at 15:54
• @Koyovis "Flight Deck". – egid Jun 15 '17 at 18:54
• @TayE, any chance you're a man? That's usually how this sort of discussion goes, for what it's worth. – egid Jun 15 '17 at 18:55