Khalifa University Installs Flight Simulator for Enhanced Aerospace Engineering Education

November 22, 2023

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Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Boeing today announced they have installed a flight simulator to support students studying Aerospace Engineering at the University. Since 2020, Boeing has been supporting the university’s Aerospace Engineering curriculum to foster opportunities for aspiring engineers and scientists in the UAE.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “We are delighted to reaffirm our partnership with Boeing, a global leader in aerospace, for their support to install the immersive flight simulator at our Main Campus. This reflects our shared commitment to shaping the future of aviation and pushing the boundaries of innovation, and conducting groundbreaking research in the field of aerospace engineering. By leveraging Boeing’s knowledge and expertise, Khalifa University offers students an opportunity to develop their skills and help transform the aviation and aerospace industry, not only in the UAE but also globally.”

Kuljit Ghata-Aura, Boeing president in the Middle East, Türkiye and Africa, added: “Our partnership with Khalifa University underlines our commitment to developing education and training which will meet the future needs of the aerospace industry in the UAE. We’re proud to support the installation of this new flight simulator, providing students with a hands-on experience that will enrich their learning and support student research projects.”   

The educational flight simulator, a pivotal laboratory facility at Khalifa University’s Aerospace Engineering department, serves as both a familiarization tool for junior undergraduate students, and a study and research facility for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students get to learn using the standard academic equations, while the latest commercial aircraft controls, enhancing their understanding of aircraft operation, avionics, flight software has a built-in editor for entering aerodynamic geometry and airfoil datadynamics, and flight safety.

Khalifa University with support from Boeing earlier opened a 3D-printing composite materials facility and installed other equipment to enhance students’ experience. Furthermore, Boeing funds senior design projects of students and engagements to attract best talent to study aerospace engineering at Khalifa University.