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To promote aviation careers as part of national efforts to engage youth in science and technology, Etihad Aviation Group has deployed its pilots and engineers to Think Science 2017, held at Dubai World Trade Centre on April 18 – 20.

The carrier is offering visitors the opportunity to get behind controls of a flight simulator and experience flying an aircraft, with the crew available to answer questions.

Meanwhile the company’s engineers are displaying a jet engine model to shed light on how they support the fleet.

Salah Al Farajalla, senior vice president, security and national pilot development, Etihad Airways, said, “It is vital for the UAE’s economic development that we attract young Emiratis into the professions that help fuel future growth. […].”