Building on a historical relationship based upon a number of operational achievements for many countries, such as Algeria, Chile, Malaysia, Peru and Thailand, IAS signed a framework contract with Airbus Defence and Space on the 30th of May. The Institute thus formalized this long-time partnership intended to facilitate the cooperation links with regard to both the implementation of training solutions and the wide range of related services it offers, which are likely to be part of current and future telecommunication and Earth observation satellite programs. ‘Given the long-time close bond of mutual trust between our two entities, it became essential to formalize it while structuring it around the new value proposition of our Institute. This is now completed with this agreement, which, beyond insuring IAS long-term commitment with Airbus Defence and Space, bodes well for strong cooperation perspectives, some of which will take place this year,’ commented our Managing Director, Pierre Valenti, when signing the contract.