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Omani students explore BAE Systems’ facility


The 12 students, who are studying engineering, computing, business and law at UCLan, spent the day with senior executives from BAE Systems. Photo: Supplied

Muscat: Omani students studying at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) recently attended an Insight Day at the BAE Systems' Military Air facility at Warton in the North West of England.

Insight Days is a unique opportunity for students to visit BAE Systems to explore and learn how international organisations operate, in order to broaden their commercial understanding.

The 12 students, who are studying engineering, computing, business and law at UCLan, spent the day with senior executives from BAE Systems. They were briefed by BAE Systems' executives on engineering, law and aircrew equipment and later witnessed Eurofighter Typhoon final assembly line and the simulator.

Sir Simon Bryant, Vice-President (Oman), BAE Systems, commented: "BAE Systems' relationship with Oman goes back many years and with both Hawk and Eurofighter Typhoon coming into service in Oman before the end of the decade, we look forward to strengthening our ties even further, providing both education and training for young Omanis."

In December 2012, Oman purchased 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers from BAE Systems. The first Hawk aircraft will be delivered to Oman in 2017.
 
Shadhan Hamood Ali Al-Rashdi, studying mechanical engineering, was delighted with the visit: "The Insight Day at BAE Systems gave us an excellent opportunity to learn more about how an organisation works, particularly from an engineering and legal point of view, both of which are studied by my colleagues and me. As an engineering student, I found the assembly line for Eurofighter Typhoon, which will be in Oman in the not too distant future, particularly interesting and we were amazed to think that those aircraft will fly across the jebels of Oman."

In December 2012, Oman purchased 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers from BAE Systems. The first Hawk aircraft will be delivered to Oman in 2017.

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