Posted on May 19, 2014

As part of its ongoing programme to inspire young people about science, technology, engineering and maths, BAE Systems recently hosted a group of students from Tarek Bin Zeyad Secondary School in Doha at its Military Air business in the North West of England.

The trip was arranged by the College of Engineering of Qatar University as part of its high school outreach Life is Engineering Project. It included visits to Bristol University, Williams F1, Jaguar Land Rover and the University of the West of England. The students, who are all considering careers in engineering, were given the opportunity to see how the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft is built on the state of the art assembly line at the Warton Aerodrome. They were also lucky enough to see the aircraft itself fly above Warton on one of its routine flights.

Having seen how Typhoon is made and then seen it in the air, the students visited the Flight Test Telemetry Facility where they were given a demonstration of how engineers analyse data from a Typhoon mission, in real-time, from the ground.

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Ian Malin, BAE Systems’ Head of Typhoon Exports commented: “It was a delight to have the boys visiting. Their enthusiasm and excitement about what they had seen during their visit to BAE Systems was evident. Typhoon is an excellent example of high tech engineering and is a good way to demonstrate why engineering is a good career for young people to consider.”

College of Engineering Dean Dr Rashid Alammari said: "We are pleased to have given these young future engineers the opportunity to get an insight into the world of engineering by witnessing operations at such renowned organisations. I have no doubt this experience will further strengthen their decisions to pursue studies in this field and later contribute to the development of Qatar".