Canadian students paid a study visit to MAI

17 October 2018

Canadian students paid a study visit to MAI

On October 12 2018, students fr om national aviation school of Cégep Édouard-Montpetit (Canada) paid a study visit to MAI. The purpose of the visit is to get acquainted with the Russian aerospace industry and research.

The idea of visiting Russia as a leading aerospace country belonged to the teachers of Pre-university program “Aircraft maintenance technology” of Cégep Édouard-Montpetit. Together with students, it was decided that it would be useful to learn Russian achievements in aerospace engineering in Moscow, as a practical part of their curriculum.

Canadian delegation stayed in Moscow from October 8 to 13, 2018. During the week, 23 Canadian students visited S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, wh ere they had an opportunity to see the space capsule Vostok-1 used by Yuri Gagarin, Star City in Moscow region, Aeroflot Training Center and many other interesting places, related to the aerospace industry.

Moscow Aviation Institute is the only university that as a symbol of Russian aerospace engineering was included in the program of the Canadian delegation

Head of International Department, Olga Pogosyan greeted Canadian students and told them about the university and its academic opportunities for international students. After the meeting, students were guided through the training laboratory of the Institute №6 “Aerospace” with genuine samples of rocket and space technology and the training laboratory of Department №101 “Design and certification of aviation equipment” with real sized aircraft. The visitors saw Soviet lunar rover, the legendary R-7 rocket, the landing section of space vehicle “Soyuz”, Yak-40, Elf-D, Su-27, MiG-29, and more than 200 full-scale units of Russian and foreign aircraft.

“I study aerospace engineering at my college. I like traveling, but I really know nothing about Russia. It is fantastic to be here and discover it. We had a choice – to visit Russia or Brazil, as leading countries of the aviation industry, and our choice fell to Russia. It is a good opportunity for us to know the process of aircraft manufacturing of another country,” – noted Isabelle, a student of Cégep Édouard-Montpetit.

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