EADS opens Competence Centre in Qatar
Dubai, December 20, 2008
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) inaugurated the EADS Competence Centre of Qatar (EADS CCQ) in the presence of CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker and CEO of EADS International Jean-Pierre Talamoni.
EADS CCQ is an advanced centre for training, research and development located in ‘Qatar Sciences and Technology Park’ (QSTP) in Doha. The centre specialises in aeronautic maintenance activities and will focus on research and development programmes in cooperation with universities and institutes in Qatar, the GCC and the world as well as the academic partners of Qatar Foundation.
EADS CCQ will host a joint venture with the French Welding Institute “Institute de Soudure” to deliver training and certification programmes for Non-Destructive Testing Technologies (NDT). The Centre will also propose, in association with Airbus, certified courses and diplomas in aircraft maintenance and other aeronautical related trainings.
EADS is among the first international companies to participate in the establishment and expansion of QSTP by investing in setting up EADS Competence Center which will be a platform of excellence in the region in its fields of activities. EADS CCQ is managed by highly qualified and experienced engineers and staff dedicated to meet all customers’ requirements.
QSTP is part of Qatar Foundation’s strategy and vision to develop high-tech capabilities, spurs human development in Qatar by fostering education, science and community initiatives for the country.
The science park supports local and international companies to establish research centres and collaborate with the universities in Qatar foundation. EADS is willing to assist Qatar Foundation in achieving its vision.
“The establishment of the Center is an additional materialisation of the long lasting and trustful cooperation existing between EADS and the State of Qatar,” said chairman of EADS CCQ Bertrand Deyzac. – TradeArabia News Service