On 29th April 2016 Dr Khalid A.N. Al Ohaly, President of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) and French Arabian Business School based in Bahrain and Didier Penabayre, Managing Director of AirBusiness Academy, an Airbus Group company, signed an MoU to develop and deploy a new MBA track specialised in Aviation Management to be offered by the French Arabian Business School in Bahrain.
The Arabian Gulf University is a public higher education Institution owned, financed, and managed by GCC ministers of Higher Education. The French Arabian Business School is part of AGU graduate studies and was established in cooperation with the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The MoU signing ceremony took place at AirBusiness Academy and Airbus SAS in Toulouse, France.
The MoU represents the integration of AirBusiness Academy into the existing partnership between the Arabian Gulf University/ French Arabian Business School and ESSEC Business School who have already jointly developed and delivered successful MBA programmes in the past years.
Now the skies have cleared for the new MBA track supporting individual career development as well as the specific needs of the GCC aviation sector in order to meet increasing challenges and global competition in the region. Record growth of air travel in the region coupled with the steady expansion of far-reaching global airline networks has created new challenges for Gulf Council Countries airlines, airports and aviation authorities
The MBA will represent a unique combination of expertise and will permit MBA students to evolve in a truly international environment.
The new MBA track will examine essentials, such as Airline Strategy and Business Planning, Aviation Organisations and HR Management, Aviation and Aircraft Finance, Flight Operations and Crew Management as well as Safety Management Systems in Aviation.
It provides students the capabilities to address today's aviation challenges. It will be designed to emphasise the application of modern management concepts, methods, and tools within an aviation context.
AirBusiness Academy is physically relocating to the newly constructed Airbus Group Leadership University campus situated at 10 rue Franz Joseph Strauss, 31700 Blagnac.
The move will take place on 25th August 2016.
Managers from across the Group will receive all their Leadership and managerial training at the University campus.
AirBusiness Academy is an Airbus Group company and focuses on developing professionals in aviation and aerospace in several other domains of expertise.
Combining the full scope of this learning potential under one roof will create a centre of learning excellence for Airbus mangers and also provide the opportunity to share our industry knowledge and competence externally.
Your training will be held in brand-new, state-of-the-art training rooms. With an on-site hotel, leisure centre and restaurant, the facilities available for your comfort are second to none.
Otherwise, your way of interacting with all your AirBusiness Academy contacts will remain unchanged.
Big thanks to Chris Long and CAT magazine (Civil Aviation training – Halldale group) who featured AirManager™ in issue number 2 - Page 55!
Applying the concept of serious gaming, AirManager™ improves your understanding of the complex and ever-changing airline business environment. Not just another Airline simulation software, not just a course; AirManager™ is a learning experience.
Nicolas Cedras, trainer at AirBusiness Academy has overseen the implementation of AirManager™ as it went from paper to the current digital version. Nicolas says he is continuously amazed at the way teams flourish within the competitive environement created during the training.
Read the full article here!
In March, AirBusiness Academy was the birth site of a Serious Game on Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP). This learning solution is designed to train beginners as well experienced practitioners on how best implement APQP, world renown methodology used to secure industrial product launches and reduce the Cost of Non-Quality. Beatrice Monthioux, APQP Master Trainer at AirBusiness Academy, explains that the 1-day Serious Game is the second of a two-module suite introduced 6 months ago to develop this competence in Aviation, Defense, Space companies and their supply chain.
Our maintenance training expert, Amrish Pathack, to speak at prestigious WATS event 2016!
On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 19th, our very own Amrish Pathack will take to the stage at one of the most important and prestigious events of the aviation training events calendar.
Indeed, this will mark the 19th annual World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow, which is so familiarly known as WATS. The event is dedicated to airlines, training organisations, training and simulation equipment suppliers and regulators and it allows ley players to interact and network in a professional, focused and targeted manner.
Amrish will deliver his speech as part of the Maintenance 'stream' of the event and will share his insights into the principles of training design with the audience. After a great amount of preparation, Amrish says he is now "really looking forward to it. It is an honour to have the opportunity to share experiences with delegates of such prestige."
At AirBusiness Academy, Amrish develops and delivers training for several courses including Risk and Safety Management, Maintenance Economics, Airline Economics, In-Service Reliability Control and Management.
Amrish will be accompanied by Muriel Saldana, our Business Development Manager, who is no stranger to the frenetic atmosphere of these busy trade events.
We wish them both the best of luck!
If you wish to meet either member of the team at WATS, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Meet the ladies who go out of their way every day to make your experience at AirBusiness Academy a memorable one.
The excitement at the Singapore Airshow continues for AirBusiness Academy this week as Head of Operational Management, Romain Sohier presents our brand new product entitled 'Get Ahead in the Aerospace Race'.
During the Supplier Conference at the Singapore Airshow, Romain will go through some background knowledge of Aerospace history, the market and the challenges of the past and future before plunging into the core subject of what it really means to be a supplier to the aviation and aerospace industry.
The presentation will give a taster of the key topics below and hopefully benefit suppliers in the Asia-Pacific region looking to 'Get Ahead'!
- Rules and regulations
- Quality standards
- Supply Chain standards
- Supplier Management
- Supply Chain improvement
This training will take place as an open course in Singapore from 11 - 13th May 2016. You can find more details about the course content and how to register here.
Or if perhaps you prefer an in-house session, please don't hesitate to get in touch directly.
After the final and frantic preparations of the AirBusiness Academy stand (C96), we are sure you agree that Nathan deserves a rest!
Attending the Singapore Airshow event for the first time, Nathan Sananes, Training Project Coordinator, will be joined by Stephan Hirsch, Head of Business Development and the Business Development team, Muriel Saldana and Nathan Hellard. The team will also be completed by Romain Sohier, Head of Operational Management, who will conduct a training session based on Aerospace Supplier requirements.
Apart from the many planned meetings with customers, the team hopes to make contact with each passer-by who is not familiar with what AirBusiness Academy has to offer. And as Asia's largest Aerospace event, there is sure to be plenty of opportunities!
Meet the AirBusiness Academy team at stand C96 - Singapore Airshow