GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel, Tourism and Hotels

 
  Share

Dubai, UAE, 6th December 2017 –  Students from across the UAE have participated in the Airbus Little Engineer A380 workshop during the Arab Aviation Summit in Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group - who inaugurated this year's summit - the event represents one of the most prominent and important aviation and tourism events in the region. 

Under the umberella of the Airbus Foundation, the initiative is committed to encouraging students to better understand and embrace innovative technology.  It is also aimed at igniting a passion in the younger generation that could grow into an exciting career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

The two-day workshop, which commenced a day before the start of the summit, was attended by 55 students, aged between 13-15 years, from the Sheffield Private School. The initiative provides a platform for youngsters to familiarise themselves with various aircraft parts, and receive a rich understanding of the manufacturing and assembling processes of the A380 -  the world's largest passenger aircraft. 

The primary focus of the workshop is to build upon students' technical and soft skills by channelling their potential, and using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in practical ways as a team.

Fouad Attar, Head of Airbus Commercial Africa and Middle East, said: “Channelling the latent skills that are within our youth is one way that Airbus strives to develop emerging talent in the region. 

“We believe that harnessing talent through initiatives like the Airbus Little Engineer is important in building the necessary capabilities that our industry needs to guarantee its future success.  However whilst programmes such as this are indeed important in encouraging the younger generation to pursue meaningful careers in aerospace, they also provide wider benefits to society at large by inspiring a passion for science, innovation and related fields which will prove essential in enabling the UAE to achieve its vision to develop a thriving knowledge based economy”

Since its launch in 2012, the Airbus Little Engineer programme has successfully positioned itself as an effective vehicle for discovery-based learning, working to enlighten and empower youth in the areas of science and technology through robotics and aerospace. To date, the Airbus Little Engineers initiative has inspired over 3,000 students, whom have taken part in its activities in over 12 countries.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 10882 times
Posted on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Mohammed bin Rashid Launches UAE Astronaut Programme
Next Story : Strong Airline Profitability Continues in 2018
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Filorga Launches FLASH-NUDE Collection
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have...
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection
24 Karat Gold Elixir by Mehrunisa Launches in the UAE Beauty Market
Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion
Holiday Gifting Made Easy with Wet n Wild Beauty Specials
Get Ready for Party Season with Lottie's new make-up hits
GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship
Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Pal...
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Glamourous Festive Season
Winter wool Christmas must- haves
Time For Enchanting Moments
Samsung Galaxy A9 – Designed to capture the world in its fullest
New 1948 Seamaster Watches Join the Ranks'
Michael Kors Collection Transeason 2019 Press Presentation
Chic and Stylish Wraps with a 3 in 1 effortless concept
Els Back for the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic Aiming for a Record Fourth Victory
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Sporty yet Feminine
9th Edition of China Homelife Exhibition to Have Over 3000 Exhibitors Across Bus...
New Menu alert: Moombai & Co. launches exciting and delicious food items to its menu
Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE
France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2018 Released
Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shin...
Dubai Shopping Festival Wednesday Specials at The Smile Bar
DKNY Launches (Limited Edition) Holiday 2018 Collection
Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall
Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall
Raja Al Gurg is one of Forbes Magazine's 100 most powerful women in the world
Get Party Ready with Champion Cleaners
Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Contin...
Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018
Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Mid...
Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings
New ACH145 Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin Model Highlights First Presence at MEBAA fo...
Al Hosn Now Open to the Public
No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai
ICAEW recognises Middle East's best finance professionals
Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins
It's a Wrap! The Second JLT Restaurant Awards Conclude with a Glitzy Ceremony At...
CBUAE and Central Bank of China meet to Enhance Renminbi Clearing in the UAE
His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General And...
Young Emirati Champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Powers Ahead to Stunning Victory at the...
Abu Dhabi International Airport Becomes First Transport Hub to Harvest Energy an...
Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author' Category (2018 - 2019)
Ford's Desert Driving Tips, Episode 4: Driving Safely in the Desert
Arla Foods launches initiative with UAE Ministry of Education to promote healthi...