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GCAA and Airbus working together to develop aviation passion among UAE's young people

Posted 12 May 2014 · Add Comment

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working with Airbus Middle East to support the future of aviation through a series of workshops, aiming to instill a passion for science, technology and engineering among young nationals.

The two organisations signed an MoU with Omar Bin Ghaleb, deputy director general of GCAA and and Fouad Attar, managing director of Airbus Middle East doing the honours.

The two parties will work together to develop engagement and training initiatives for youth at a grass-root level in the UAE, to support the growing needs for talent and to encourage nationals to pursue a career in the aviation industry.

The MoU signifies GCAA’s endorsement and support for Airbus Middle East’s partnership with The Little Engineer (TLE) to promote science and technology. The programme was designed to engage students through interactive and tailored robotic workshops, driving innovation in the region.

“With the Middle East’s passenger traffic expected to grow at an annual rate of 6.4 per cent over the next 20 years, the UAE is working to become an aviation hub in the region. Youth are the future and it is their talent and ambitions that will lead the growth and realize the national vision. Our partnership with Airbus Middle East allows us to support our local talent, inspiring and empowering them in science and technology. This will benefit our country for generations to come, making a sustainable contribution to the aviation industry," said Bin Ghaleb.

"GCAA and Airbus believe that talent is a key contributor to the future of aviation. Together with GCAA, we will hold The Little Engineer workshops across the UAE and work to instil a passion for science and technology, building a local generation of engineers and aviation professionals in the region,” said Attar.

Through its partnership with TLE since 2013, Airbus Middle East has hosted several workshops across the Middle East to bring aviation to life and generate excitement amongst youth.
“GCAA joins Airbus in its belief that people should share in the benefits of air travel; that a more connected world can also be a more sustainable one; and that the right combination of technology and talent – with investment, support and cooperation – can make this happen,” Al Ghaleb said.
 

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