17 Apr 2016 17:00
As part of its commitment to support the UAE youth development program, Etihad Airways, the national airline of UAE, will be promoting career opportunities for Emiratis in the fields of engineering and flight operations at Think Science 2016.
by Emirates Foundation, an independent local philanthropic organisation, the
three day annual event takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 17 to 19 of
Captain Salah Al Farajalla, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President
Security and National Pilot Development, said: “UAE youth are a vital pillar of the country’s development. We are
committed to empower them with knowledge and learning resources to ensure a
sustainable future for the nation.
“We are showcasing our
engineering and pilot programs which rely on scientific understanding. We hope
that by taking part, our talented young Emirati men and women will improve their
understanding of science and technology, encourage them to continue their
studies in science, and consider careers in science, engineering and technology.
Perhaps in the exciting world of aviation with Etihad Airways.”
Combining science, fun, and hands on experiences, the event aims
to develop further interest in science, and connect young Emirati with
companies that have science and technology at their core.
Etihad Airways’ stand at the event features a flight simulator
offering students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to pilot an
aircraft. Etihad Airways cadet pilots will be there to answer questions and discuss
what a career in aviation can offer.
Also on the stand is a jet engine model and toolkit. Etihad
Airways engineers will be on hand to teach students about the workings of an
engine and how critical the role is within the airline.
Etihad Airways will
organise a daily challenge at the flight simulator. The top two competitors
from each day’s challenge will be invited to experience the state-of-the-art
full motion simulators at Etihad Airways Training Academy.
There will also be an
exciting competition to win a group visit to Etihad Airways aircraft
maintenance facility. Students from different schools will be competing to
demonstrate a wire locking technique to win the visit for the entire class.
Al Hammadi, an Etihad Airways cadet pilot, said: “I’m very happy to take part at Think Science fair. This is a great
opportunity to encourage young Emirati to consider the exciting career I have
chosen. I’m looking forward to engaging with potential future pilots and
engineers of Etihad Airways.”
a premier sponsor, Etihad Airways will be on the judging panel of Think Science
2016 competition. Participants must develop and build science based solutions
to practical problems. All projects will be presented to the judging panel and the
winners will be announced on the last day of the event.
Airways signed a three-year agreement with Emirates Foundation’s and pledged AED1.5 million to support the
Foundation’s youth-focused programs in September 2015.