Business Development Manager, Muriel Saldana represented AirBusiness Academy at the 2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa which took place in the Shaw Centre on the 17 - 18th November 2015.
Hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), the event brought together Canadian and international companies of all sizes, government, and academia for two days in the nation's capital.
With more than 1,000 participants in attendence and many executives and government officials, the event proved to be a valuable opportunity to meet our Canadian counterparts and to promote AirBusiness Academy's activities further afield.
As one of the three leading countries in the Asia-Pacific region for aircraft maintenance, repairs and overhaul services, Malaysia will welcome the new Airbus customer services centre for specialised aerospace engineering services with open arms.
Business is expected to grow by 10 per cent annually in this region and such new projects should create 20,000 jobs in the country. Airbus president and chief executive officer Fabrice Bregier said the commitment showed by Airbus reflected the enormous potential the company saw for the aerospace industry in Southeast Asia.
Pierre-Olivier Sadoul, one of our external trainers (first from right) pictured in Toulouse with our Russian visitors from companies in the Samara Aerospace Cluster by Volga Engineering Academy. After enjoying the Airbus A380 FAL visit, they participated in presentations by: Simon Ward (Head of Airbus Internationalisation), Sebastien Fages (Director of EQUERT International), Avinash Gore (Project Manager at Porsche Consulting GmbH), Constant Ndjab (Solution Line Manager for In-Service Support at Safran Engineering) and Stephan Hirsch (Head of Business Development at AirBusiness Academy).
Taking part in 'Strategic Airline Management', our group from China Southern spent 9 days building their understanding of the complex and evolving global aviation business environment. The training also integrated management and leadership best practice with, as always, the notion of 'learning by doing'. Thank you China Southern, it was a pleasure!
Our Managing Director Michèle Oberto, is no stranger to the event but this year she was accompanied by the head of Business Development, Stephan Hirsch and Business Development Manager, Muriel Saldana.
The trio had a long list of meetings scheduled in advance and a host of contacts, acquaintances and friends to fit in during an intense few days.
Pre-scheduled time was planned with the following companies; Daher, Equert, Meloche, HEC, Safran Engineering Services, Miami Aerospace, Excent, BCI Aerospace, Makino, GPSI, Safran University, Ernst & Young.
Thank you to each company for sharing your valuable time!
More details of our Bourget experience coming soon!
In collaboration with the Embassy of France in Washington D.C., ENSEEIHT and Airbus, we were happy to welcome a group of students from the University of Maryland, USA.
Most of the students are from the ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) program, the first honors program in cybersecurity. Showcasing world-renowned French industrial sites and research centers, as well as practical aspects of security, students attended classes and visited labs, industry and cultural sites in three cities: Paris, Bourges, and Toulouse.
This three-week long class was offered for the first time this summer and encountered a great success.
We look forward to welcoming students from the ACES program and the University of Maryland in the future.
Airbus Group and AirBusiness Academy met with Aéro Montréal and Ed Fast, minister of International Trade of Canada in Montreal on May 11th.
This meeting gave Airbus Group the opportunity to explain the selection process for their potential suppliers and outline their overall expectations. For the minister, Ed Fast and Aéro Montréal, it was an ideal platform to promote the aerospace industry in Quebec.
AirBusiness Academy delivers the course “Be An Airbus Supplier”, which explains Airbus requirements to potential & existing suppliers and advises on how to meet and exceed Airbus’ expectations.
After a successful first course in Montreal, a second had to be set up to welcome the 26 eager participants.
With the great support of Business France and BCI Aerospace, AirBusiness Academy’s participation in Aéromart Montréal proved a huge success. Business Affairs Manager, Muriel Saldana met some very interesting people from Canadian and American companies, with whom we hope to develop strong partnerships and possibilities for collaboration.
Our next event attendance is the Aerospace Business Convention, taking place in Kuala Lumpur (27 – 29th April). This event is a B-to-B matchmaking platform where aerospace industry leaders will meet with potential industry partners. Focusing particularly on presenting our Engineering & Maintenance training, we will also showcase AirManager, our Airline business simulation. We are looking forward to continuing the success of Montréal at this event, so don’t hesitate to join us at stand A37 for a chat about our training possibilities.
At the recent Procurement Road Show, AirBusiness Academy had the honour of receiving an award in the category 'Supplier Development' for the training programme 'Be An Airbus Supplier'.
Introduced by Matthias Gramolla (Head of Procurement Strategy), the award was then attributed by Klaus Richter (Chief Procurement Officer Airbus Group). This distinction is representative of the efforts of an entire team to create a product suitable and essential for potential or existing Airbus suppliers worldwide.
A big congratulations to the Operational Management team!