Important developments are again being announced at AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine – the training campus for aeronautical maintenance trades which has become a benchmark in the international aeronautical sector.
After the good news that came in late 2015, the training center has announced the creation of a Data Space Campus and the opening of a school for mechanics in India.
The first European campus for digital applications derived from spatial data
Following the transfer of the scientific activities of the Bordeaux Astrophysics Observatory to the Talence-Gradignan-Pessac university campus, its former site is set to be taken over by AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine for the creation of a new campus that will be unique in Europe.
The “Data Space Campus”, dedicated to future digital uses and applications relating to spatial data, is scheduled for completion between now and September.
It could accommodate nearly 600 students.
This economic training and development center will capable of hosting industrial groups, training centers, start-ups and research centers, etc. with an interest in spatial data processing and research.
The project has been chosen by the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster in the context of the new “Booster” label awarded by the Greater South-West region.
This labeling scheme, supported by Cospace – the State-Industry consultative committee for the space sector – aims to use digital and space technologies to generate new markets and create new companies in sectors such as agriculture and energy.
Certain Bordeaux-based companies, such as Geosat, Telespazio and a major school of engineering have already expressed an interest in joining this new type of campus.
Cheops Technology would like to establish a third Data Center on the site and the Cartegie Group could well follow suit.
A training school in India
At the India Air Show in Hyderabad, AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine announced the creation of an “AeroSkills School” based on the AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine model.
The aim of this agreement is to provide initial training and continuing vocational training in MRO for India’s future aeronautical mechanics.
This school will be established at the former Begumpet airport in Hyderabad city center (covering over 300 hectares).
After Turkey, Switzerland, Togo and Singapore, Asia is extending a warm welcome to AEROCAMPUS, which has become a true international benchmark in aeronautical training.
(Sources: Objectif Aquitaine 14/03/2016, AQUI 15/03/216, Aerocampus Press Release 23/03/2016)