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|The first 30 students graduated from the USTH Aeronautics Department in Hanoi|
The Department of Aeronautics at USTH was established in 2018 in partnership with Airbus, France’s Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, and the Institut Aéronautique et Spatial. Its mission is to train highly qualified human resources in maintenance, engineering, and operation engineering.
Beyond financing the project, Airbus also developed the two aeronautic programmes at the Department of Aeronautics including the bachelor’s programme in Aeronautical Engineering and the master’s programme in International Air Transport Operations Management and is still coordinating their implementation until the full autonomy of USTH, expected by 2024. Today, more than 120 students are enrolled in the two programmes.
Tri Mai Hoang, Airbus's chief representative for Vietnam said “Airbus is proud to be a partner in this important project, which is advancing tertiary aerospace education in the country. What we are doing together will help to prepare future industry leaders for this important sector, building up local expertise and capabilities.”
Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest, principal rector of USTH said, “The aeronautic training programmes at USTH are the result of the co-development between the university and Airbus, as well as other leaders in the French-Vietnamese aviation industry. They have been built based on the comprehensive understanding and the needs of the labour market. The graduation of the first batch of students marks a major milestone in the implementation process and demonstrates the success of the project.”
Airbus has a strong presence in Vietnam, where the A320 Family has become the mainstay of single-aisle fleets in the country and is operated by Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, Bamboo, Viettravel, and Pacific Airlines.
In the widebody market, Vietnam Airlines is the leading operator of the new generation A350 long-range models, while Vietjet has recently started to operate the A330.
The company also has a wide range of industrial partnerships in Vietnam. These include long-standing collaborations with Artus Vietnam and Nikkiso Vietnam.
Airbus is also working with FPT Software to strengthen the development of its Skywise digital platform in Asia-Pacific. This includes a training system for both third-party users and software developers in Vietnam and the region.
Today, Airbus programmes generate full-time employment for more than 1,500 highly skilled workers in Vietnam.