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

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, General Director France of European Aeronautic Defense and Space compagny (EADS).


  • 17/05/19 :  Luncheon with Alexandre de Juniac (General Manager and Chief Executive Officer IATA). Topic "International aviation outlook and perspectives".
  • 20/03/19 : Luncheon with Anne Brachet (EVP Engineering and Maintenance Air France KLM), Philippe Rochet (CEO Sabena Technics), Frank Walschot (CEO Sr Technics). Topic "Evolution of the MRO market. Challenges facing independents affiliates, OEMs, and airframers providing after market services."
  • 08/03/19 : Luncheon with Claude Alber (VP Rockwell Aerospace Europe), Olivier Pedron (President Rockwell Collins France), Jean François Chanut (General Manager, Propeller Systems and President Ratier Figeac), Jean-Marie Cavalho (General Manager Mechanical Systems and President GAS SAS). Topic "Last year, UTC acquired Rockwell Collins, a new giant was born ! Collins Aerospace."
  • 31/01/19 : Luncheon with Laurent Magnin (CEO and Chairman XL Airways), Jean-François Dominiak (CEO ASL airlines), Antoine Huet (Chief Commercial Officer Corsair). Topic "Market review of French airlines".
  • 09/11/18 : Luncheon with Patrick de Castelbajac (Executive Vice President Strategy & International AIRBUS). Topic "The C series Deal : an insider's view."
  • 19/09/18 : Luncheon with José Abramovici (Global Head of Asset Finance Group Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank), Bertrand Dehouck (Managing Director, Head of Aviation EMEA BNP Paribas CIB), Yann Sonnallier (Head of Aviation Finance Société Generale). Topic "Future of aviation market. With the increasing number of aircraft, can tthe current system sustain the financing of deliveries ? What will be the new sources of capital, the new actors ?".


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


In 2017, the ORAJe community made structural changes to develop appropriates responses to its future challenges: it is now an association, structured around a powerful network. 

Julie Guth


CFM56 Product Marketing Director Safran Aircraft Engines

Etienne Bobin

Vice President

Project Manager Kit Engine LEAP-1C at Safran Aircraft Engines

Miriam Marvani


Corporate Affairs Coordinator at Rolls-Royce

Marin Guillaume


Mechanical Casing Purchaser at Safran Aircraft Engines

OCEANE leautey

Vice Secretary

Marketing Analyst at Zodiac Aerospace Services

  • Career
  • Meeting & Events
  • Communication & Digital

In 2017, ORAJe has launched a career pole. The objective of the career pole is to allow members to work on their soft skills, improve their attractivity toward recruiters and help them to build their own network inside the ORAJe and USAIRE organizations. Adecco is our main partner in this process. They offer personnalized support through professional workshops, and ORAJe is the ideal network to share internships and job opportunities.

Events, events, always more events ! But we like so much to meet new ORAJe and USAIRE members ! The best way to learn from others, and to get a sistemic vision of Aerospace and Defense industry !

This website is the work of the communication team (work in progress)! We will continue our efforts to improve the notoriety of the USAIRE Student Awards competition and ORAJe Community.

CONTACT: oraje.info@gmail.com

If you have any questions regarding ORAJe, feel free to contact us.