Airbus Little Engineer A380 workshop instills passion for learning

Students take part in the Airbus Little Engineer A380 workshop recently organized during the Arab Aviation Summit in Dubai.
Updated 12 January 2018
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Airbus Little Engineer A380 workshop instills passion for learning

Students from across the UAE took part in the Airbus Little Engineer A380 workshop recently organized during the Arab Aviation Summit in Dubai.
The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group — who inaugurated this year’s summit.
Under the umbrella of the Airbus Foundation, the initiative is committed to encouraging students to better understand and embrace innovative technology.
The two-day workshop, which commenced a day before the start of the summit, was attended by 55 students, aged between 13-15, from the Sheffield Private School. The initiative provided the youngsters with a platform to familiarize themselves with various aircraft parts, and receive a rich understanding of the manufacturing and assembling processes of the A380 — the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
The primary focus of the workshop was to build upon students’ technical and soft skills by channeling their potential, and using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in practical ways as a team.
Fouad Attar, head of Airbus Commercial Africa and the Middle East, said: “Channeling the latent skills that are within our youth is one way that Airbus strives to develop emerging talent in the region.
“We believe that harnessing talent through initiatives like the Airbus Little Engineer is important i n building the necessary capabilities that our industry needs to guarantee its future success. However, while programs such as this are indeed important in encouraging the younger generation to pursue meaningful careers in aerospace, they also provide wider benefits to society at large by instilling a passion for science, innovation and related fields which will prove essential in enabling the UAE to achieve its vision to develop a thriving knowledge-based economy.”
Since its launch in 2012, the Airbus Little Engineer program has successfully positioned itself as an effective vehicle for discovery-based learning, working to enlighten and empower youth in the areas of science and technology through robotics and aerospace.


Dodge supports women drivers in KSA

Updated 16 July 2018
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Dodge supports women drivers in KSA

Dodge has unveiled a dedicated campaign to empower women drivers. Focused on social media and digital platforms, the campaign features a special video for the Dodge brand entitled “She Roars.”
With women driving in the Kingdom now a reality, there may still be some lingering questions in the minds of female drivers: “Am I ready? Is it really happening? Can I change the norm? Can I do it? Am I ready?” These questions are answered in the Dodge “She Roars” video with the empowering message — “I am Ready”!
Dodge’s campaign will highlight the advanced performance, features, technology and safety innovations available in Dodge vehicles that will make women drivers confident that they are indeed ready for the road.
Supported with a free pickup and delivery service and roadside assistance package available only to female drivers choosing any model from the Dodge lineup, United Motors Company (UMC) — the sole distributor for Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Ram and Mopar in Saudi Arabia — is offering a warm welcome to women looking to hit the road.
UMC’s roadside assistance package, also accessible via a dedicated mobile app, offers immediate support should there be any one of a wide range of common issues, including battery failure, flat tires, running out of fuel, traffic accidents and mechanical/electrical problems.
The Dodge range — Charger, Challenger, Durango and Neon — offers features such as LED headlamps, state-of-the-art TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions, dual exhausts, leather wrapped steering wheels plus Alcantara and Laguna leather finishes. Among the many available safety features are blind spot and cross path detection, rear parking sensors, rear view camera and advanced air bag systems.