What is ORAJe?

Organisation des Rencontres Aéronautiques de la Jeunesse


ORAJe – the organisation of aerospace meetings with European youth – has been launched to enhance relationships between student, young professionals and industry.


ORAJe relies primarily on a group that now counts more than 200 young people. Members are all finalists and laureats of the USAIRE Student Awards over the last 12 years.


Through ORAJe, USAIRE is committed to bringing industry closer to the students and starting professionals.  In this purpose, USAIRE sponsors, advises and supports these young talents to enable them making their first steps in the fascinating fields of Aerospace and Defense.


The official kick-off of ORAJe took place on March 1st 2013 around Marwan Lahoud.

Patrick Gandil (General Director of Civil Aviation) has also been ORAJe guest speaker, as well as the Industry Advisor of the French Ministry for Transport.

Eric Trappier, (CEO of Dassault Aviation) also received ORAJe members at Dassault’s premises. More recently, our members have met Jean-Luc Bérard (HR Director at Safran) and Patrick Daher (Chairman of Daher group).

ORAJe also spent time with Cédric Goubet (Head of civil engine department of Safran Aircraft Engines) during a visit of Villaroche plant.


To summarize, internships and job opportunities, meeting with potential employers and major stakeholders of the sector are proposed to the ORAJe community on a monthly basis.

In 2017, the ORAJe community reorganised to develop appropriates responses to its future challenges: it is now an association, structured with four pillars (Careers, Communication, Associations and Events).


An overview of ORAJe events