Airbus, one of the world's leading aircraft design and manufacturing companies, announced today the jury members for the final of its international student competition, "Airbus Fly Your Ideas."
The competition was launched to challenge students from around the world, studying a bachelor's degree, Masters or PHD in any academic discipline, to come up with and to develop innovative and eco-efficient ideas that could ultimately shape the future of aviation.
Since competition launch in October 2008, the university contest has proven to be a huge success with the participation of thousands of students around the globe. Over 2,350 students from 82 countries registered to take part in round one, and out of the initial 225 team proposals submitted, 86 teams were selected to further develop their ideas for the second round.
These second round proposals have now been submitted and are being assessed by Airbus experts from various fields. Five teams will be selected to continue to the live final in June 2009 at Le Bourget Airshow in Paris.
The five finalist teams will have the opportunity to finalise their proposal with the help of an Airbus coach, before presenting the result to the jury during Le Bourget, Paris Air Show, on June 18, 2009. This jury, consisting of a panel of five Airbus representatives, as well as five independent industry experts, will select the winning team and runner up. The winning team will receive euro 30,000.