Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Boeing Announces The Winners Of The Eighth National Aeromodelling Competition

* Around 2,200 students participated in the competition

* Opportunity for students to develop and showcase their design and engineering skills through aeromodelling

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced the winners of the eighth annual Boeing National Aeromodelling Competition, one of India’s largest and most popular aeromodelling programs. This year’s competition attracted close to 2200 students across India, and saw a two-fold increase in participation across zonal and national rounds.

39 finalists from 12 teams were selected for the finale held at the R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru. Arshad Khan from Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal was declared winner of the competition.

“This National Aeromodelling Competition provides an excellent platform for young aviation and technology enthusiasts to present their creativity, and engineering and design skills. It is a testament to our commitment to encourage engineering talent to pursue careers in aerospace and defence in India,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India.

“Aeromodelling competition plays a crucial role in the aerospace sector. It brings fresh perspectives, new ideas, and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking. With the aerospace industry constantly evolving, student innovation can be a driving force in the development of new technologies and sustainable solutions.” said Ahmed Elsherbini, managing director, Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center, and chief engineer, Boeing India.

The zonal rounds of the competition were held at IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Madras. The top three teams from each zone then traveled to Bengaluru for the finale.

The Boeing National Aeromodelling Competition for students in India is sponsored by Boeing, and conducted in association with IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and R.V. College of Engineering. Skyfi is the logistics partner for the competition. The competition started as an annual event in 2013 to provide a nationwide platform for students who have a keen interest in aerospace engineering and related fields. The competition allows them to demonstrate their skills and creativity in designing, building, and flying fixed-wing aircraft models of different types and sizes.

Over the years, Boeing has strategically invested in developing talent for the aerospace sector in India. Its programs including Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development Program (BUILD), the Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge, and the Accelerated Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME) Apprenticeship program, have all helped empower entrepreneurs and contributed to building a skilled frontline workforce for the country.

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