Last February, IAS officially won an international call for tenders from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). HAL’s requirement relates to the training of some thirty of their senior executives, called “Aerospace Leadership Development”, which will be implemented by IAS in partnership with Thales, Dassault Aviation, Safran and Airbus Group. The two weeks of training will take place in Toulouse and Bordeaux in April.
HAL is being approached to be the main Indian industrial partner for the delivery of 126 Rafale fighter planes to the Indian Air Force. For the record, India chose in January 2012 to enter into exclusive negotiations with Dassault Aviation for the delivery of these aircrafts, for an estimated amount of USD 12 billion. Among these 126 aircrafts, 108 should be assembled by HAL in India.
This contract award in India rewards the huge development efforts carried out by IAS towards this country since 2012: a dedicated project manager hired in November 2012, a cooperation agreement signed with Jain University during the Aero India air show in February 2013, three prospecting missions carried out over the last 15 months, etc.