TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 34. Kriya Shortt

34. Kriya Shortt

SVP Parts & Programs, Textron Aviation

34. Kriya Shortt

Average Post Engagement: 60.30


Midwest – Wichita, KS

What I use Linkedin for:

I use my LinkedIn account to connect with industry peers, celebrate Textron Aviation, Able, and McCauley team wins, and connect people to our industry and help people understand that there are opportunities for everyone.

LinkedIn has proven to be a valuable professional resource and connects me with a wide range of individuals across the aviation industry. I enjoy learning from others and celebrating the many accomplishments of my connections.

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

I’m always up for a good challenge—which means I’ve continuously pushed to overcome barriers and take on challenging projects throughout my career and in life. I’m passionate about building relationships with people and working to equip people with the support they need to succeed in our industry.

What I do:

As Textron Aviation’s senior vice president of Global Parts & Distribution. My teams work diligently to support the part requirements for thousands of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft in service.

I also serve as president of Able Aerospace, a component repair and overhaul business for rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft, and McCauley Propeller Systems. Together, these businesses offer customers a wide range of differentiated part solutions.

It was an honor to recently serve on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Women in Aviation Advisory Board and submit recommendations to the FAA about making our industry more accessible to women. I currently serve as a member of the NBAA Leadership Advisory Council, which offers the NBAA Board of Directors guidance on business member interests, and the Board of Trustees for the Wichita Children’s Home, which supports children in need throughout my local community.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I am passionate about our industry and offering followers a behind-the-scenes view into one of the world’s most advanced aviation companies. By working together, we can increase diversity representation and visibility at all levels.
Let’s connect! Together we can ensure the robustness of our industry, today and in the future.

Who I follow on Linkedin

– International Aviation Women’s Association
– Women in Aviation International
– Jo Damato – SVP of Education Training & Workforce (NBAA)
– NBAA Members


International Aviation Womens Association

Cultivating and advancing women leaders in aviation and aerospace. A global network of connections., Airlines and Aviation Leesburg, VA

Women in Aviation International

Connecting, engaging, and inspiring women (and men) all around the world to pursue their aviation/aerospace dreams., Airlines and Aviation Germantown, Ohio

Jo Damato, CAM

Senior Vice President - Education, Training & Workforce Development, National Business Aviation Association

Kriya’s Favorite Post

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Aviation has been a part of my life since I was 15 years old, connecting me to the people I love.

Kriya’s Successful Post

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This post had my highest views and engagement, but to me, this post demonstrates the power of taking time to build relationships.

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