Airbus is inviting teams of students from around the world to participate in the Fly Your Ideas Challenge, a contest that challenges students to develop new ideas to deliver a greener aviation industry.
The competition involves 3 progressively challenging rounds, starting in September 2010. Five teams will be selected to present their ideas to a panel of experts in June 2011 during the Paris Le Bourget Airshow, for a chance to win €30,000 and a VIP trip to Airbus.
Fly Your Ideas was first launched in 2008. The first contest attracted more than 2350 students (225 teams) from 82 countries. 86 teams went on to Round 2 of the competition, and 5 were chosen for the final. More information about the projects and finalists from FYI 2009, as well as details of the current theme, can be found at www.airbus-fyi.com.
University students from around the world studying:
– Students should form a team of 3 to 5 people and must be supported by one member of academic staff.
– Teams can be made of students from the same institution or from institutions miles apart – even in different countries!
– Students can create their own team, or go to the Airbus FYI 2010 page on Facebook to meet other students who want to join the competition and could form a team together.
– The competition is not just about engineering; participants are encouraged to think about the overall Environmental Life-Cycle; from design, supply chain and manufacturing to aircraft operation and product end-of-life. More information on the theme can be found on the competition website.
For more information, download the FYI Introduction (ppt 886kb).
In addition to a VIP trip to visit Airbus, an invitation to the Paris Le Bourget Air show and the chance to present to a panel of experts at the final, Airbus is offering:
All participants will have the opportunity to:
Teams should register in full by 30 November 2010 at www.airbus-fyi.com.
The FYI challenge underpins our commitment at Airbus to investing in the future of aviation and its sustainability as a green industry. It was launched to:
NB: Airbus FYI was launched to stimulate ideas and exchange between Airbus and the global student and academic community; it is not part of the company's recruitment process or a vehicle to recruitment at Airbus.
For more information about the competition and the role for academic staff, please contact us at email@example.com or refer to the competition website.