Airbus Helicopters is investing in technical education, in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Education and the Brașov School Inspectorate with the support of the French Embassy and French Aeronautical Jobs and Qualifications Campus of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur for a new aeronautical qualification to be implemented as part of the Romanian national education system at high school level.
The partnership between Airbus Helicopters, the Romanian Ministry of Education and the Brasov School Inspectorate was sealed in November 2015 and aims at establishing a new aeronautical qualification to develop the technical skills required by the aeronautical industry. Along with this, the French Embassy made available French education expertise on this project. Transylvania Technical College, which has been chosen by the partners as the education institution, will benefit from the support of Airbus Helicopters, which will provide assistance in terms of curricula and equipment, and from the support of Brașov City Hall, who will ensure the renovation of the technical platform, making it highly attractive for the students.
“Professional education is clearly one of the first priorities among the actions of the French Embassy and French Institute in Romania, which are very eager and enthusiastic in supporting this excellent Airbus initiative”, declared His Excellence Francois Saint-Paul, French Ambassador to Romania.
Transylvania Technical College will be in charge of providing the solid theoretical knowledge combined with the essential and required practical skills, including French courses. French Aeronautical Jobs and Qualifications Campus of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur will provide pedagogical expertise, and Airbus Helicopters will offer a helicopter airframe and specific aeronautic components.
The importance of the project is demonstrated by the support of more than ten partners, who are actively committed to ensuring its success: in addition to the Romanian Ministry of Education, Brasov School Inspectorate, French Embassy and the City Hall Brasov, institutes such as the Transylvania Technical College, Aix–Marseille University, French Aeronautical Jobs and Qualifications Campus of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Transylvania Aeronautical Cluster, French Institute Romania, French Alliance Brasov, IAR company, Henri Coandă Aeronautics Technical College – Bucharest are also participating to the initiative.
This partnership comes in the context of the set-up of the new company Airbus Helicopters Industries in Brasov, which will start operations this year and will employ up to 350 qualified operators, technicians and specialists in aeronautics.
Airbus Helicopters Industries, subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, was set up in 2014. Located in Brasov, the company created a facility covering 10,000m² to house H215 production, from procurement to after-sales, including significant design office activities, and will provide jobs to up to 350 employees.
S.C Airbus Helicopters România SA, subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, was set up in 2002. Located in Brașov, the company developed activities related to the civil, parapublic and military markets. Airbus Helicopters România promotes and sells the complete range of new Airbus Helicopters aircraft in România and neighbouring countries and offers technical support to its customers. Also, Airbus Helicopters România is the key industrial centre within the Airbus Group to perform overhaul, repair and upgrade of the Puma and Super Puma helicopters on teh worldwide market.