17-Aug-2018 Source: Helibras
Airbus continues to strengthen its investments in education in Brazil. The company announced the renewal of its partnership with the School of Engineering of São Carlos of the University of São Paulo (EESC – USP) at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), held at Congonhas Airport (SP) . For 10 years, Airbus has supported the Aeronautical Engineering course at EESC-USP and gives students the opportunity for long-term internships at the company’s facilities in Europe.
Since 2009, students have been given unique placement opportunities in modules of the international space station and helicopter facilities in Germany and commercial aircraft in France. Altogether, more than 90 students have already benefited from this enriching program of professional internship.
“Investing in education and the future of the communities where we operate is one of our main objectives. Brazil is a talent store and that’s why Airbus continues to invest in education to stimulate a passion for science and the training of new engineers and professionals in the aeronautics industry, “said Richard Marelli, president of Helibras and Head of Country of Airbus in Brazil.
Airbus’ investments in the country also extend to other projects in the area of education. This year, the company launched the Flying Challenge , which will help elementary school children in Itajubá (MG), the company’s headquarters. The Airbus Foundation project has already benefited more than 4,600 children and adolescents in five countries and reached Latin America for the first time.
Airbus also launched this year the 6th edition of the global Fly Your Ideas competition, in partnership with UNESCO. The initiative challenges students from universities around the world to change the future of aviation with innovative designs in sustainability, engineering and design. In previous editions, Brazilian students have demonstrated great talent and innovation capacity among the brightest minds of the new generation.
In addition, Airbus also sponsors the Student of the Year Award to recognize the best student in aerospace engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). In the last edition, the award-winning student had the unique opportunity to experience Airbus in action, accompanying Airbus engineers across Europe and attending international air shows sponsored by Airbus.
Airbus has been dedicated to education on an ongoing basis and is very involved with the development of young Brazilians, stimulating their passion for science and commitment to the future.