Since its inception in 1980, IAS has been striving to fulfill its mission: creating and building through training solutions a network of professionals working at international level in the aerospace industry. Over the last months, the IAS Alumni Network was able to develop its own identity in order to enhance its visibility, both among its members and the aerospace industry.
The project of a dedicated social network stemmed from an initial survey among our Alumni. This year gain, many of them have taken part to a more detailed consultation, allowing us to best meet their expectations in terms of services (alumni directory, news, events, newsletter, etc.). Our respondent sample was representative of our international coverage, with members from some forty countries, working for, among others, some of the largest aerospace groups such as Airbus, HAL in India, AVIC in China, the Peruvian armed forces and CTA in Brazil. More than 60% of the respondents exercise managerial or senior functions, which illustrates the relevance and the quality of our international network.
Thanks to the contribution of our members, the brand-new platform will become available during the second half of 2018. To carry out this project, IAS chose a leader in on-line management of alumni communities: AlumnForce, which enjoys proven track record with more than 150 engineering and business schools, universities, and other company networks. Let’s wager that the success of this platform will reflect the 38 years of ongoing efforts and investment deployed by our former community manager Didier Feriol, who is remembered by our Alumni worldwide as well as by his colleagues.