The 11th Aero India air show took place in Bangalore last February, and gathered more than 150,000 professional visitors from all over the world. The French industry was well represented, with no fewer than 43 exhibitors in the “Pavillon France”. It is in this context that Pierre Valenti and Etienne Fleury went to India to meet our customers, partners and prospects who attended the event. The agenda of this mission included business meetings with HAL, ILIFESigmoid, ATR, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence & Space, Safran, Dassault Aviation, and Thalès.
During the exhibition, a cooperation agreement was signed between IAS and the State of Karnataka, in order to create, in partnership with Dassault Systèmes, an excellence center aiming to meet the skill requirements needed to ensure the growth of the aerospace and defense industry in India.

This mission also provided an opportunity to gather some 15 members of the IAS Alumni Network during a dinner, which was attended by Patrick FARDEAU, Vice-President Global Sales and Market Development Aerospace & Defense Security at Dassault Systèmes.