On the 1st of August, Pierre Valenti officially launched our traditional Summer Program. This year, the IAS Annual Master Program welcomes 36 professionals from entities representing three continents: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for Asia, Centro Técnico Aerospacial (CTA) and CONIDA for Latin America, and SONAIR for Africa. The participants have attended multidisciplinary training sessions for six weeks. The program included industrial visits, which allowed them to discover some of the main stakeholders of the aerospace industry in Toulouse, such as ATR, Airbus, Liebherr, and Nexeya, as well as thematic presentations, and visits to ENAC, Aeroscopia, and the Cité de l’Espace. The trainees also benefited from some thirty French courses and intercultural modules, a team-building weekend as well as touristic visits in the region.
Our individual support scheme is dedicated to providing the necessary logistical and administrative support throughout their stay in France, in order to facilitate their daily life and their integration in the Advanced Masters carried out by our academic partners.