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01 June 2015

Altran-sponsored Abbeyfield School to compete in UK rocketry competition finals

Today Altran will be proud to watch two teams from Abbeyfield School, based in Wiltshire, compete in the prestigious UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge National Finals at Stow Maries Aerodrome in Essex. The annual competition, organised by ADS and the Royal Aeronautical Society, is aimed at children aged 11 to 18. The object is to design, build and launch a model rocket with a fragile payload. The rocket must reach a set altitude within a specific total flight duration, using only specified rocket kit and adhering to specific set rules. It’s a tough challenge attracting entrants from schools across the UK each year.

Altran UK has sponsored Abbeyfield School since 2013. Mike Simms, Chief Executive Officer of Altran UK, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Abbeyfield School take part in this excellent programme, which teaches children to solve complex challenges in innovative ways. We hope that this spirit, which is so important to our business, will encourage children to consider a career in engineering. I wish Abbeyfield’s two teams the very best of luck in today’s competition.”

About Altran

Altran is a leading global provider of high-tech engineering services. For over 30 years, we have been defined by our passion for innovation.

As a trusted partner of organisations throughout the rail, automotive, aerospace, defence, energy and telecoms sectors, we enable our clients to work smarter in developing, deploying and maintaining leading-edge systems and products.

Altran is an Official Engineering Partner of the ground-breaking Solar Impulse project and a Technical Partner of Lotus F1 Team.

In the UK, we have offices in Bath, Bristol, Derby, London, Slough and Warwick. Additionally, a significant number of our engineering consultants and project teams are located at our clients' sites. Globally, Altran has more than 24,000 'Innovation Makers' in more than 20 countries, and 500 major clients.