To celebrate its 10th anniversary, EADS has organized the "I dream up my future" days, an event offering teenagers a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating world of aeronautics. The Group has invited some 10,000 students between the ages of 12 and 14 from all over Europe to visit the various EADS sites in order to entice their curiosity and encourage them to pursue careers in the field.
As part of the event, 1,700 European middle and high school students will be visiting the Eurocopter sites at La Courneuve (near Paris) in France, Albacete in Spain, Donauwörth in Germany and Marignane (near Marseille) in France on June 10, 12, 21 and 24 respectively.
The fun and informative visits will offer students and their teachers the opportunity to meet the professionals who design, manufacture, pilot and maintain helicopters. These visits are intended to spark an interest among the students for careers in aeronautics, as they discover what we do
here at our company and the passion of the men and women who make it all happen.
"The ten-year anniversary is an excellent opportunity to highlight the skills of the men and women working at Eurocopter, as we extend a hand towards the next generation of talented young people who will be carrying our industry into the future. I am delighted to be part of this initiative by EADS. It will be the occasion to meet the young people who may very well be the future engineers, fitters, laminators, quality specialists, flight line technicians and maybe even test pilots to join our team," said Eurocopter Group President and CEO Lutz Bertling.