Subscribe Free
in Events

EAG launches second Fikra University project

Posted 19 October 2017 · Add Comment

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched its Fikra University project for 2017. Fikra University is a competition which aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation with students across the UAE.

For this second edition of Fikra University, EAG is delighted to be partnering with Abu Dhabi Airports in order to offer a more expansive aviation competition.

Fikra University provides entrepreneurial students the opportunity to put forward solutions for a range of challenges set by both EAG and Abu Dhabi Airports related to the travel and tourism industry.

Wissam Hachem, Etihad Aviation Group Vice President Learning and Development, said: “Fikra University is yet another great example of Etihad’s commitment to empowering youth and fostering a culture of innovation. The initiative has received great praise from our university partners and we are proud to have such an initiative that successfully bridges the gap between academic and commercial environments.”

The Etihad Fikra Team comprises of six young Emirati employees led by Hamood Al Toqi, who are seeking to make a difference by helping to drive innovation across different entities in EAG. Hamood AL Toqi said: “This year the competition is bigger and better, with the support of Abu Dhabi Airports, more universities taking part, and more strategic partners supporting us giving successful students more choice.”

Mohammed Al Katheeri, SVP Strategy and Planning at Abu Dhabi Airports, commented: “Abu Dhabi Airports is eager to take part in initiatives that will support the development of the national aviation talent, sustaining the growth of our aviation industry. We are excited to partner with EAG in the Fikra University, and look forward to the ambitious and forward thinking strategies and ideas that we will receive from the candidates and to their implementation across our airports’ facilities.”

The 2017 edition of Fikra will focus on digital evolution for airlines and airports, free zone development ancillary sales opportunities, improving loyalty, e-commerce, cargo tracking, use of virtual reality and re-design of seats using latest technology.

There is also a special category called ‘Out of the Box’ that allows students to deliver their own take on a game-changing idea in the airline or airport space. 

Successful applicants who delivered creative and value-adding ideas will be rewarded with internship positions with some of Etihad’s and Abu Dhabi Airports’ key strategic suppliers including CAE Inc, Cognizant, IBM, Rockwell Collins SAP, Recaro Aircraft Seating, Stelia Aerospace, Thales Avionics and  Zodiac Aerospace.

 

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

FIA2018: Wataniya Airways signs a contract for the E195-E2

In a deal that will see the Middle East’s first E2 operator, Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, that it has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 aircraft with Kuwaiti airline, Wataniya Airways.

SaudiGulf Airlines launches new mobile app powered by CellPoint Mobile

CellPoint Mobile has partnered with SaudiGulf Airlines to develop and launch the airline’s first mobile app to support booking. As part of the launch, CellPoint Mobile enables payments through SADAD, the national electronic payment

Emirates celebrates five million passengers in Beirut

Emirates celebrated its five million passenger mark at Beirut Rafic Al Hariri International Airport. The airline has been operating in Lebanon for more than 27 years and in celebration of this milestone, a handful of passengers were

Etihad Airways innovates upgrade programme to a dynamic live auction

Etihad Airways has enhanced its upgrade offering to a dynamic live auction which will make it easier for customers to secure a premium seat in a higher cabin class.

TS&S secures major global partnership deals with airlines

Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S), a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for gas turbines and driven equipment, is expanding its network of international customers.

Emirates announces one-off A380 service to Accra

Emirates A380 aircraft will operate a one-off flight to Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Accra, on Tuesday 2nd October, as the global airline joins local authorities in celebrating the opening of the airport’s new Terminal 3.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
BIAS BT271017161118MEBAA BT1004121218Istanbul Airshow BT22018MAPS18_BT1207131118Cargo BT1004091018ASDubai BT1004091018AIME19BTA3005120219Aviation Africa BT0607280219GATM BT1004061118