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


European aerospace firm Airbus has signed a contract with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Mumbai to provide aviation education to professionals and empower them with industry-ready skills through Airbus Beyond programmes.

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 digitisation.

“We remain dedicated to realising the potential of India’s growing aviation industry and strengthening the ecosystem through our sustained skilling efforts,” said Rémi Maillard, president, Airbus India and South Asia. “Through this partnership, we are combining our expertise and resources to create comprehensive programmes that will help advance the future of aerospace education and skilling in India.

IIM Mumbai director Prof. Manoj K Tiwari said, “This collaboration marks a significant stride towards fostering excellence in management development within the aviation sector. It also underscores our commitment to nurturing talent and driving transformative impact in the dynamic landscape of aerospace.”

Under 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. The programmes are designed to enhance capability building at both executive and frontline levels.


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