Courses will have focus on technological advances in aviation

IATA has announced the expansion of its training and education partnership with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC)—the only aviation-oriented university in France.

The IATA-ENAC courses, delivered 50/50 by each partner, will be given in IATA’s Geneva offices and on ENAC’s Toulouse campus.

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA Director General and CEO, said: “Aviation needs research to identify innovative solutions to meet the needs of a growing industry.

“A particular focus of our partnership with ENAC is gaining the benefits of technology integration into daily operations.

“More broadly, IATA and ENAC are blending industry expertise with academic rigor to help current aviation professionals keep pace with changes and to ensure that the next generation joins the industry well-prepared for its many challenges.”

IATA and ENAC have agreed to:

  • Jointly plan new advanced master programs by aviation sector (airlines and air navigation service providers) to be offered as of 2018

  • Collaborate on research projects in areas such as air traffic management (ATM), big data and remotely piloted aircraft systems, or RPAS (often referred to as drones)

  • Create internship opportunities for ENAC Master/PhD students to carry out research in support of projects of interest to IATA/ENAC.