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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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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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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. 


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Second issue of AIRVET Newsletter is now available!

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We are pleased to present the second issue of the AIRVET Newsletter, intended to update you on this European Initiative supported by the European Commission. AIRVET aims to be an important milestone for the Vocational Education and Training offer of the Aeronautic sector, through a comprehensive and high-quality set of activities implemented by an Alliance of experts in the field.

You will find the second issue of the AIRVET newsletter here, in the download area.

We welcome your feedback and remain at your disposal for any questions. Happy reading!


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AIRVET Database is now available!

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AIRVET database is now available for consultation at the project website. This comprehensive catalogue includes information about actors involved in the Aeronautics Industry across Europe. The aim of this tool is to provide information about the multiplicity of actors related to the AI and to VET in this field, which can be useful, for example, to identify possible job positions and training available.

You can consult the database by accessing here and should you have any comments or questions about this database, or if you want to include your own organisation in this database, please do not hesitate to contact us. Details are further described here.

We hope this is a useful tool!


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European Skills Hub for Aerospace Workshop

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Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 12.18.57INOVA+ and IRIT are participating in the 4th workshop of the “European skills hub for aerospace” project, a Leonardo da Vinci partnership. This 4th workshop is taking place in Bordeaux, at the Aerocampus Aquitaine and gathers more than 30 participants from all Europe and extra-european countries, to analyse and discuss possible common approaches in aerospace training (especially focusing on the skills connected to CNC operations and ATM).

AIRVET project was presented in this workshop and evidenced the common aspects between both projects (AIRVET and Skills Hub). This is the first step for a fruitful common collaboration and mutual benefit.

Further information can be found here.