FTEJerez yesterday hosted the closing ceremony and activities for the second edition of the ‘Airbus Flying Challenge’, a joint initiative of the Airbus Foundation and United Way. The ‘Airbus Flying Challenge’ is a mentoring programme focused on character development and activities for children attending High School in less privileged areas. The programme presents the opportunity to provide them with career exploration, life skills discussions, educational activities and academic enrichment. The goal is to enhance students’ life options by improving their grades, inspiring them to finish high school and stimulating their interest in an aviation-related career.
The 60 students from the IES Antonio Muro High School attending the event had the opportunity to fly drones, visit FTE’s fleet and hangars, experience the ATC radar & approach and Tower simulators and discover the career options the aviation industry has to offer.
Antonio Rueda, Director of the Puerto Real Airbus Production Plant, stated that “we are proud that our volunteers are contributing to the academic success of local students through the Flying Challenge initiative and would like to thank FTEJerez for offering their facilities for this closing act”.
After welcoming the students, volunteers and Airbus representatives, Oscar Sordo, CEO FTEJerez, stated that “partnering with Airbus in this initiative has been a very easy choice for FTEJerez as it confirms our commitment to assist our local communities”.