Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD)
A delegation of 70 students from Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) yesterday visited Strata Manufacturing in c. Strata is an advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing facility based in Al Ain, that produces high
quality component aircraft products for original equipment manufacturers.
The visit was organised as part of the extracurricular activities that PSUAD prizes as a tool for connecting theory to practice and introducing students to the economic diversity of Abu Dhabi and the U.A.E..
During their visit, students were shown the Strata production lines and observed the manufacturing of Airbus A330/340 flap track fairings, aileron panels and assembled ailerons, A380 flap track fairings, and ATR airliner vertical fins, in addition to the spoilers manufacturing and assembly line, one of the most cutting-edge production lines at Strata.
Strata engineers delivered an extensive presentation to the students, explaining the critical part played by assembled ailerons. Ailerons are key components used to control the aircraft in roll and adjust its course. Each Strata shipment includes 4 assembled ailerons. Two ailerons are fitted - one inboard and one outboard - on each wing. Each 85-kilogram aileron is 5 meters in length and is made up of more than 400 parts.
Prof. Dr. Eric Fouache, PSUAD Vice-Chancellor, said that the purpose of the visit was to provide students with a wide range of opportunities for academic development, professional training, and personal growth, where students are tested on their academic skills and performance during such activities.
He highlighted PSUAD's continued efforts to meet its prime objective in taking education to the next level by offering students a distinguished education that nurtures their potentials and capabilities, PSUAD's aim being to achieve world-class educational outputs in keeping with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 for comprehensive social and economic development.
Badr Sultan Al-Olamaa, Strata Executive Director, said, "PSUAD, the globally-renowned and distinguished academic institution is another example of our leadership's wise vision. Abu Dhabi seeks to achieve its objectives through diversifying its economy away from oil and gas. It also aims to build a sustainable economy based on knowledge to build Emirati industry-leading companies with high international standards.
"This visit is part of the activities that we, at Strata, are keen to organise in order to build students' creative and innovative capacities and introduce them to the aerospace industry - one of the leading industries driving economic growth in the U.A.E.. Students thus learn about the sectors that serve our aspirations for economic diversification away from oil and gas and for building a sustainable, knowledge-based economy," he added.