An EAA news release yesterday confirmed that the association “is partnering with Siemens Digital Industries Software to collaboratively grow youth engagement and education in the aviation industry as part of the EAA Aeroeducate initiative. Siemens Digital Industries Software will become the official technology partner of EAA for education in aviation and aerospace. EAA AeroEducate brings an interactive, educational, and engaging experience to the youth while inspiring them on aviation.
“Siemens’ Academic Program will be instrumental in helping EAA create clear career pathways into the world of engineering since top aerospace and defense manufacturers, as well as all agencies of the US Department of Defense, leverage and trust Siemens’ proven software and services to drive digital transformation.” Siemens’ said its “Xcelerator Portfolio, a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services for electronic and mechanical design, system simulation, manufacturing, operations and lifecycle analytics, is driving digital transformation across the aviation industry.”
Dale Tutt, vice president of aerospace and defense, Siemens Digital Industries Software added, “There are challenges ahead as the aviation industry strives to fill roles for pilots, engineers and technicians over the next 10 to 20 years. This is why Siemens is proud to partner with EAA, a great organization that recognizes the importance of engaging students in STEM, to empower the next generation of aerospace talent.” EAA CEO and chairman of the board Jack Pelton said Siemens “will be demonstrating their technology through activities at KidVenture, which attracts about 25,000 children each year.”