Airways Aviation ESMA and Institut Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange Sign Strategic Partnership

Airways Aviation

January 9, 2024

Global flight training group Airways Aviation, which operates pilot training academies across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and India, base in France Airways Aviation ESMA signed a strategic partnership agreement with IAAG – Institut Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange. This agreement brings together two of the most renowned and respected aviation training organizations in France.

The partnership has 3 main goals:

1. To increase geographic coverage of both companies by sharing their current facilities in Paris, Lilleand Montpellier.
2. To offer more and differentiated courses in the market, such as Pilot, Maintenance Technician, Cabin Crew and others.
3. To develop joint offers to international customers particularly in the European and African regions.

The agreement was signed in Paris by Mathilde Michel, Chief Executive Officer of Elysees Education Group, owner of IAAG and by Captain Mauro Calvano, President of Airways Aviation ESMA and CEO Europe & Africa Airways Aviation Group.

Brigadier-General (Ret) Jean-Marc Vigilant, said: “As Chairman of the IAAG’s Strategic Committee, I am delighted to see this cooperation project with our new partner Airways Aviation Academy come to fruition. This strategic union between two renowned institutions, internationally recognised in the field of aviation training, reflects our shared commitment to the renewal of aviation.  

Together, we are blazing new trails in training excellence, offering unique and innovative opportunities to students motivated by a career in aviation.

This promising collaboration fosters excellent synergies and offers new prospects in terms of geographical locations, educational innovation and international openness, thus contributing to the advancement and quality of aeronautical training.”

Alexandre Alves, Global COO & CCO Airways Aviation Group, said: “We at Airways Aviation ESMA couldn’t be happier in joining forces with IAAG. This agreement that we have been discussing for some months now, brings together two of the oldest, more experienced, and respected aviation training organizations in France.

Our capabilities are completely complementary in terms of courses and locations and by putting them together we will be able to offer much more to the market. It’s an unparalleled offer in terms of course portfolio that includes pilot, cabin crew and maintenance technician among others, and in terms of coverage with locations in Paris, Lille and Montpellier.

With this joint venture we will be closer to the market and with bigger training capability, offering solutions not only to all that have the dream of joining aviation but also to the companies in the industry who are in need of high numbers of qualified staff.”

About Airways Aviation ESMA

Airways Aviation ESMA with operations in Montpellier, South of France, it’s one of the largest aviation training organizations in Europe with non-stop activity since 1988 and having trained thousands of pilots, cabin crew, maintenance technician, ground handlers and other aviation professionals.

It’s part of Airways Aviation Group, the largest privately owned aviation training organization outside the US with direct presence in 10 countries of 4 continents and 45+ years of experience, offering aviation training from pilot to cabin crew passing from maintenance technicians, ground handlers, military programs up to higher education programs in cooperation with respected universities.

About IAAG

IAAG – Institut Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange was created in 1962 and has been a reference in aviation training in France having trained over 15.000 pilots and maintenance technicians. It is part of Elysees Education Group, a group specialising in education with 6 schools in different fields and a presence in several cities across France.

In full expansion, IAAG is currently developing its maintenance training courses towards new and green technologies, a major challenge in the aeronautical sector. With over 50 years of experience, it brings not only the expertise but also the ability to train its students with the best quality.


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