The Toulousian aerospace ecosystem at the heart of the 19th FASIA ceremony

The 19th edition of the now traditional FASIA (French Aerospace Industry Award) ceremony took place on the 22nd of September in our Concorde amphitheater.

In the presence of Nadia PELLEFIGUE, Vice-President of the Occitanie region, who delivered the keynote speech, the some forty participants to the IAS Annual Master Program, coming from Angola, Brazil, China, Peru, Taiwan and Venezuela, were presented with the precious credentials and awards symbolizing their membership to the IAS Alumni network.

The event was also attended by many members of our ecosystem: GIFAS representative, aerospace companies, academic partners, and IAS alumni. André GUIRAUD, Senior Vice-President Airbus & ATR Programs at SAFRAN and sponsor of the honored class, symbolically passed on the baton to Patrick FARDEAU, sponsor of the 2017–2018 class and Vice-President Global Sales and Market Development, Aerospace & Defence, Dassault Systèmes.

Christophe BENAROYA, Director of the Aerospace MBA, highlighted the long-time cooperation between our Institute and Toulouse Business School.

After being congratulated by Anne Tauby, IAS President, the graduates and guests enjoyed a buffet and cocktails as well as a virtual reality event.

This 19th edition thus kept all of its promises!

The IAS team is already looking forward to meeting you in September 2018 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the French Aeronautics and Space Industry Award.