EAA, DAHER-SOCATA Open Huge Possibilities for 2011 College Internship Recipients

Each recipient receives a five-week internship at DAHER-SOCATA's Tarbes facility in France, located in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains, followed by a week at the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh, WI, where they'll help Socata during EAA AirVenture 2011.

“My very first memories are those of sitting in his lap, with my hands on the control column of one of his Mooneys at 2,000 feet,” said McCaleb, who hopes to obtain his sport pilot certification in the near future. “While other kids in school had posters of rock stars and bands on their walls, I had posters of planes and jets. It only seems fitting that ‘airplane’ was my first word, and 23 years later I am starting my career in the aircraft industry.”

One of the world’s leading general aviation manufacturers with more than 17,000 aircraft built since its creation as Morane-Saulnier in 1911, including the Very Fast Turboprop TBM 850, DAHER-SOCATA forms the aerospace branch of the DAHER Group, European integrated equipment and services supplier. In addition to aerospace, DAHER specializes in three other sectors: nuclear, defense and industries, and developing in three fields of expertise: manufacturing, services and transport, which enable it to offer a comprehensive package.

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