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Airbus signs contract with IIM-Mumbai to boost aviation talent in India

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Airbus signs contract with IIM-Mumbai to boost aviation talent in India

Delhi, 6 March 2024: Airbus has signed a contract with the Indian Institute of Management in Mumbai (IIM Mumbai) to provide aviation education to professionals and empower them with industry-ready skills through Airbus Beyond programmes.

The contract was signed between Prof. Manoj K Tiwari, Director, IIM Mumbai and Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia. Under this contract, IIM Mumbai will offer short term aviation courses to aspiring and working professionals who will be able to harness the power of Airbus Beyond programmes in the areas of aviation logistics, supply chain management, operations excellence, cargo handling, strategic procurement, business analytics and digitization.

“Skill is the fuel that drives growth. At Airbus, we remain dedicated to realising the potential of India’s growing aviation industry and strengthening the ecosystem through our sustained skilling efforts. Through this partnership with IIM-Mumbai, we are combining our expertise and resources to create comprehensive programmes that will help advance the future of aerospace education and skilling in India. This will further support in creating a strong pipeline of industry-ready talent for the aviation sector in the country,” said Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia.

“We are thrilled to announce the first of its kind strategic collaboration between IIM Mumbai and Airbus. This collaboration marks a significant stride towards fostering excellence in management development within the aviation sector. Together, we aim to blend academic rigour with industry expertise, propelling innovation and leadership in aviation management. This partnership underscores our commitment to nurturing talent and driving transformative impact in the dynamic landscape of aerospace. I am confident that this collaboration will immensely benefit professionals in the aviation sector and those seeking opportunities in India’s burgeoning aviation industry, providing them with invaluable skills and insights to excel in this exciting field,” said Prof. Manoj K Tiwari, Director, IIM Mumbai.

As per the agreement, IIM Mumbai will organise courses, onboard students and provide infrastructure and logistical support. Airbus will provide trainers and training material from the Airbus Beyond catalogue for short-term courses in the initial phase and co-curate long-term courses and certify their trainers in the later phase.

Airbus Beyond is an Airbus company that empowers professionals for aerospace industry challenges. Leveraging on the knowledge and expertise of Airbus, the company delivers transformative programmes and boosts skills, knowledge and behaviours of aspiring aviation professionals to foster innovation, leadership and operational excellence. The programmes are designed to enhance capability building at both executive and frontline level.


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