The latest of the Airbus Little Engineer workshops took place at the fifth edition of the Arab Aviation Summit in the Dead Sea, as Jordanian students assembled a model of the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
The workshop commenced in the presence of H.E. Dr. Bandar Fahad Al Fehaid, President, Arab Tourism Organization of the Arab League, H.E. Aqel Biltaji, Mayor of Amman and Adel Al Ali, Chairman of Arab Aviation Summit.
Around 50 students between the ages of 13 and 15 got the opportunity to participate at the workshop held alongside this year’s Arab Aviation Summit, which promotes aviation initiatives and discussions by providing a platform for industry peers to contribute to the ongoing trends, insights and opportunities in the region.
Fouad Attar, Managing Director of Airbus Middle East, said: “Our priorities, among others, focus on the development of emerging talent in the region. This is where our various international initiatives like ‘Airbus Little Engineer’ stem from. Other programs include ‘Future by Airbus’, ‘Fly Your Ideas’ and ‘Entaliq with Airbus’ to engage with the youth, inspire them to study aeronautics and pursue jobs in the aviation industry. Airbus believes strongly that encouraging talent is a key contributor to the future of aviation.”
The workshop conducted by Airbus Middle East aims to instill a passion for science, technology and engineering among students across the region and to encourage them to pursue a career in the aviation industry.
Today more than 3,000 students have benefitted from the Airbus Little Engineer workshops in Middle East and Africa.
Airbus Little Engineer initiative was created in 2012 to respond to a market need of developing future talent. It aims at building future talent by re-igniting a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at grass-root level through hands-on robotics workshops.
More than 3,000 students have benefitted from the Airbus Little Engineer workshops across Africa and Middle East.