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AIRVET Training materials available

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Probably the main and most popular results of AIRVET are the training resources. The consortium developed 4 Training Curricula/Programmes under the theme of Human Factors, as well as 9 e-learning lessons structured in 3 Learning Objectswhich can be used as “self-standing” training materials and as support materials to cover specific themes of the four Human Factors curricula defined. A Users Guide complements the e-Learning lessons.

The curricula and e-Learning lessons have been demonstrated and validated by a range of key personnel working within the vocational and educational training arena in the EU aeronautical sector. All materials are available free of charge in several languages: English, Italian, French, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Visit our section “training resources” (link to section) to know more.


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New Routes Report and Sustainability Plans

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The final documents with the main conclusions and findings of AIRVET are available for download. If you are interested in skills/training in the aeronautics sector these documents can be very interesting and useful for your activities.

The “New Routes Report” includes a summary of the results of the evaluation activities and recommendations for future actions in terms of training for the aeronautics industry. The Sustainability Plan for VET Curricula includes several proposals for the future use of AIRVET’s training materials.

Visit our “downloads section” to read and download all the documents free of charge.


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AIRVET project concluded!

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The AIRVET project with the co-funding of the European Commission ended in October 2015. During 2 years, the ten partners who integrate the AIRVET consortium worked together to give a contribution for the improvement of the training offer in the Aeronautics field. Although the project is formally concluded, the partners who form the AIRVET Alliance will maintain collaboration and the materials generated by the project will remain available for all those interested.


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Save the Date: 29th of September 2015

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The AIRVET Final Conference will be held on the 29th of September of 2015 in Toulouse, one of the key European centers for the Aeronautic Industry.

The Conference Hall at the University Paul Sabatier (IRIT) will be the perfect venue for presenting the results achieved by this European initiative, especially the successful results of the Pilot Sessions. The AIRVET Final Conference will take place just before the “5th International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems”. For further information about these events, please go here.

So save this date in your agenda! We look forward to seeing you in Toulouse!


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AIRVET Final Conference! Register now!

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Registration is now open for the AIRVET Final Project Conference, taking place on the 29th of September 2015 at 4pm in Toulouse. The event will take place at the University Paul Sabatier (IRIT) just before the “5th International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems” (ATACCS), bringing more than 250 players from the aeronautic industry.

The main topic of the conference will be “Careers, Skills and Human Factors in the aerospace sector – trends and challenges”, and it will showcase the results achieved by the AIRVET project and include 3 key-note speeches with representatives of AIRBUS and Boeing Research & Technology Europe, gravitating around the following important topics:

  • Human resources in the Aerospace sector: diversity of jobs and skills required in this global competitive sector;
  • Trends and skills: main priorities for the sector in the next years and how does this influence the preparation of the human resources.
  • Human Factors in the Aerospace sector: the importance of Human Factors in all aerospace jobs.

The conference will start at 4pm with a presentation and keynote speech for students (especially university students) and will be followed by a session (from 5.45 pm) of “Industry Talks” with keynote speeches from representatives of Airbus and Boeing Research & Technology Europe to industry representatives and university teachers. The event will end at 7.30pm with a cocktail.

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but with limited number of places. For more details about the conference programme and venue, please follow this link.

Register now. We look forward to seeing you in Toulouse!


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Open Day for Future Workers of the Aeronautical Industry!

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We are glad to invite you to the Open Day for Future Workers of the Aeronautical Industry, starting tomorrow, in Barcelona, Spain. It will take place in Institut Illa dels Banyols, and it aims to mix the world of vocational education and training offer and the representatives of the aeronautics industry. The main goal is to improve the young consciousness about the job opportunities and how interesting is the future in this sector.

Moreover, this event will also include the presentation of AIRVET project, which aims to promote the tools for vocational and education training offer in the aeronautics industry.

Are you curious?

Take a look at the agenda of the event:

10:00: Welcome by Juan Cañete (Director of Institut Illa dels Banyols)
Presentation of UPM and SAE (by Dámaso Luque and Luis Navarro)

10:10: Presentation of AIRVET project and its goals (by Luis Navarro)

10:30: Intervention of Miguel Ángel Gimeno, Operations Director of Vueling

11:00: Intervention of Jose Luis Gallego, TMA in Air Nostrum

11:30: Intervention of Jaume Assens, Air Traffic Controller and Vice President of APROCTA

12:00: Intervention of an helicopter pilot (waiting for confirmation)

12:30: Questions (by Dámaso Luque)

13:00: Conclusions

Place: Institut Illa dels Banyols
C/ Lo Gaiter de Llobregat, 121. El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 08820
Tel: 93-370-62-11


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Don’t miss the Aeronautics’ Day!

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The High School Sebastião da Gama, in Setúbal (Portugal), has the pleasure to invite you to the Aeronautics’ Day, on the 9th of April, starting at 9.30 am.

This event will start with an interactive lecture about aeronautics followed by other initiatives concerning the topic. In order to promote the interest of young people about the topic, the Aeronautics’ Day, being held under the AIRVET project, also promotes what is intended by the European Commission, until 2020: the growth of the aeronautics industry to improve the European economy and social inclusion. This event brings together actors with complementary expertise from the 3 fields addressed by the AIRVET project: aeronautic industry and labour market, VET providers and bodies involved in Education and Training.

Check out the agenda:

09h30- Reception of IPS (Auditorium 2) | Prof. Pedro Dominguinhos (President of IPS) / Ms. Ana Ribeiro (Inova+)
09h45- Interactive lecture about Aeronautics (Auditorium 2) | Prof. Nuno Nunes/ Prof. Ricardo Cláudio
10h45- Break time
11h00- Visit to the building:
-Flight Simulator (E211) | Prof. Nuno Nunes
-Mechanics Laboratory/Materials (E122) | Prof. Paulo Moita
-Center of Machining CNC (C-206)| Prof. Carlos Fortes

11h30- Construction of a model airplane by teams (E-212)|Prof. Nuno Nunes
-Presentation Of the goal and possible materials to be used (5m)
-Generation of ideas (15m)
-Choose of the project (5m)
-Distribution of tasks(5m)
-Project execution (60m)

13h00- Lunch (Refectory of ESTSetúbal) + Flight Simulator in open room scheme (E211)
14h15- Lecture about Careers in Aeronautics Sector – AIRVET Project (Auditório 2) | Ms. Carlos Maio (Quasar)
15h00- Visit to the factory of aeronautical components LAUAK
(duration of the visit: 1 hour, 3 groups with a 10 minutes break)
16h20- Break time
16h30- Competition of model aircraft produced by the teams (Local to designate)
17h15- Announcement of the results of the competition and awards ceremony
17h30- Closing

You can’t miss this!


«Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle. »

― Igor Sikorsky


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Open day in Poland!

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We are glad to inform that on April 15th Polish edition of the AIRVET Open Day will be held at Rzeszow University. The working title of the meeting is “Specialisation – Aviation”. The event will be organized during Academic Job Fair – the largest job fair in Podkarpackie region. Every year hundreds of pupils, students and technical colleges/universities graduates take part in it.

The presentations during the Open Day will focus on employment in the aviation sector – well recognized experts from the aviation and aeronautic sector will give a speech. Moreover AIRVET training material will be presented and tested for the first time!

We count on your positive feedback and warmly invite all interested students and young employees.

Further information can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/651365588326131/.


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Open Days for Future Workers in the Aeronautic Industry in Italy

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Collegio Universitario ARCES has ithe pleasure to invite you to the Open Days for Future Workers in the Aeronautic Industry, which will take place in Ragusa, Italy on the 25th of March. In detail, this seminar aims at bringing together schools, VET institutions, industry representatives and other stakeholders to discuss the Vocational Education and Training offers for the aeronautic sector, as a pathway to success. This event will also be the perfect opportunity to disseminate jobs within the aeronautic industry, clarify opportunities within the sector and present VET courses as an alternative way of getting a profession.

Participation in the event is free-of-charge but requires registration, due to limited sitting. For information about the programme, please consult here.

Venue: the Aeronautic Technical Institute (Secondary school) ITCA I.T.C.A. “FABIO BESTA” – Via Aldo Moro n. 2 – 97100 – RAGUSA (http://www.itcbesta.gov.it)


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AIRVET Territorial Analysis

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The AIRVET Territorial Analysis is an important study conducted by the AIRVET Alliance with the purpose of identifying and analysing the Vocational, Education and Training (VET) offer within the airport and airline industries available in all of the project’s partner countries and within the EU in general. VET is an area that the EU commission has been actively supporting for several years in a variety of projects (EU, 2014).

The aviation industry contains many careers that require a high level of knowledge and practical skills. Many are safety critical. The industry is therefore regulated and the national training that applies to these regulations predominates. Companies exist that provide the training to meet the requirements of the regulations. They operate in a competitive environment and many also provide courses for unregulated careers and for professional development.

This report discusses the training and regulatory frameworks, the training gaps and opportunities for development, especially in the fields of Maintenance and ICT. The methodology undertaken aimed at categorising potential areas of training gaps, curricula that need to be developed or training materials where improvements could be achieved. Efforts have been concerted on the commercial sector rather than on military training needs.

The work carried out to investigate these issues was split into three components: desk study, questionnaire study and focus groups. Activities were carried out in each area to identify current training and skill gaps.

We invite you to read this detailed and important study and we welcome your feedback on the AIRVET Territorial Analysis. Download your free copy here.