Airbus, the aeronautical industry’s worldwide leader, and ENAC (National School for Civil Aviation) signed a partnership agreement on 1st February 2013 to strengthen, develop and secure their long-term relationship.
This agreement covers various areas of cooperation, and particularly with regards to teaching and academic life. It will also ensure that both parties agree on the training content to ensure it matches the strategic skills sought by the aeronautical sector. In additional it will look at the dissemination of privileged internship offers, regular participation in conferences, not to mention support and development of alternating work/study schemes for aeronautical engineers.
Furthermore, all ENAC students will have the possibility of discovering Airbus at every stage of their training through site visits or by taking part in professional forums or school-enterprise days…
Lastly, the agreement includes information and awareness-raising initiatives concerning diversity and disabilities, to encourage and promote social and cultural diversity and inspire in particular young women to take up a career in the aeronautical industry sector.
“It is essential that we should attract, develop and promote the best talents if we are to support our technological and commercial development, stay at the cutting edge of innovation and maintain our level of excellence. This partnership will make it possible to strengthen further the close ties that already exist between Airbus and ENAC,” declared Marc Jouenne, Head of HR, Airbus in France.
“This agreement is the outcome of the far-reaching relations that have existed for many years between ENAC and Airbus. It will allow us to coordinate our common actions better on the international level, improve the effectiveness of ENAC’s development initiatives regarding Airbus’ activities and take the societal aspects better into account,” added Marc Houalla, ENAC’s Director and signatory of this agreement.
Employing more than 59,000 people worldwide of over 100 different nationalities, Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. In just two years Airbus has recruited nearly 10,000 new staff members and is planning to hire 3,000 more in 2013. These recruitments meet the strong demand for eco-efficient aircraft (7 years’ production in Airbus’ order book) and will allow the company to develop its aircraft programmes such as the A320neo and the A350 XWB Families. Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and in the Middle East. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.