Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Airbus & IISc Sign MoU To Strengthen Aerospace Research In India

By Staff Correspondent

Airbus and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand access to aerospace education and research in India, as announced at Aero India 2023 held in Bengaluru. The partnership aims to develop a leading pipeline of the talented workforce to power the future of the aerospace sector in the country.

The agreement will involve the collaboration of both entities to develop curriculum, training modules, and promote research and innovation on various topics relevant to the aerospace sector, including sustainability, engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and big data. The partnership also offers a unique opportunity for students to engage with Airbus experts who will mentor them on their research projects and help them apply their learning to address future challenges in the aerospace sector.

With India’s aerospace sector on a growth trajectory, the partnership with IISc will foster potential synergies in the aeronautical sector that will help develop the next generation of aerospace professionals in the country. According to Suraj Chettri, Director of Human Resources for Airbus India & South Asia, “The Indian aerospace sector is on a growth trajectory. This is further broadening the scope for talented professionals in the country who have the right skills to meet future needs. The partnership with IISc will foster potential synergies in the aeronautical sector that will help develop the next generation of aerospace professionals in the country.”

To enhance the collaboration further, both entities will develop online training programmes for students in line with Airbus’ current and future needs. The online training will involve matching IISc capabilities with Airbus’ traditional competencies to meet new emerging priorities in the industry.

In summary, the MoU signed by Airbus and IISc aims to create a pipeline of highly skilled professionals to meet future needs in the aerospace sector in India. The partnership will leverage the strengths of both entities to develop training programmes, curriculum, and research to address emerging challenges in the industry.

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