x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Deal to train the next generation

Idex 2013: Mubadala Aerospace has signed an Dh4.9 million agreement with UAE University to train the next generation of Emirati technicians to work at Strata's aircraft composite production facility.

Mubadala Aerospace has signed a Dh4.9 million (US$1.3m) agreement with UAE University to train the next generation of Emirati technicians to work at Strata's aircraft composite production facility.

The new initiative, with key modules delivered by professional trainers from Lockheed Martin, follows on from existing programmes, which have already resulted in the employment of more than 95 Emirati staff at Strata over the past two years.

The programme will introduce an additional 90 to 100 Emirati employees to Strata by early 2015, using the high level technical skills gained to construct composite parts for the world's leading planemakers, including Airbus and Boeing.

The agreement was signed by Homaid Al Shemmari, the executive director of Mubadala Aerospace business unit, and Dr Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, the vice chancellor of UAE University during Idex, which is being hosted at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

 

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