PAST ACHIEVEMENTS EXAMPLES
The company AeroGATES was founded in 2008.
This was the result of a long journey since the 1980s, between personal work carried out by its precursors or through the association STAR (Specialized Training in Aeronautics & Research). STAR was the only UETP (University Enterprise Training Partnership) recognized by the European Union in the aeronautics sector.
Stopped in 2007, its activity reappears under the banner of AeroGATES.
For the record, the logo was kept.
During this period, many projects were carried out at the request of French or European institutions such as the MEN (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the AFD (French Development Agency), the European Commission.
Finally, EADS nternational & Airbus asked AeroGATES for projects in the field of the maintenance aeronautical training (PART-66/PART-147 and Bachelor & Master degrees).
The development of the engineering
activity for the benefit of aeronautical training is the core business of AeroGATES.
We will present here the most significant achievements, from the oldest to those in progress or planned.
ISSAT (Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de la Technologie) - now HIAST - was the first achievement.
Requested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this cooperation programme took place between 1980 and 1982.
The undergraduate courses were created, as well as the laboratories (purchase of equipment and installation of practical work)
The project for the creation of the IMA (1987) received a unanimous consensus and many financial contributions for its realization.
The French state provided the land for the construction. The land is located on the edge of the Bordeaux-Mérignac airport, close to aeronautical companies (Sabena Technics, Dassault Industries, Thalès, etc.)
The local authorities (City of Mérignac,
Gironde Departmental and Aquitaine Regional Councils) and the European Union are financing the construction and scientific equipment,
Industrialists (Airbus and Air France) contribute equipment, aircraft and simulators.
EADS International called on AeroGATES to create an EASA PART-147 training center at the CCQ - Competence Center of Qatar. CCQ is a part of the QSTP (Qatar Science Technological Park).
PART-66 courses were created, as well as the laboratories (purchase of equipment and installation of practical work).
The work programme ran from 2005 to 2008.
In partnership with UOB (University Of Balamand), AeroGATES coordinated the SF-HEAT project financed by the EU as part of the TEMPUS programme.
The objective was to open university (bachelor and master) and professional (PART-66) training courses at UOB in the speciality of aeronautical maintenance.
The cooperation programme was launched in 2017. AIRBUS contracted the expertise of AeroGATES to set up the aeronautics bachelor's degree at the USTH.
The work programme ran from 2016 to 2018. During this period, AeroGATES developed all the theoretical training materials and the practical sheets. Laboratories are defined (purchase of equipment and installation of practical work).
Some bachelor students extend their studies by 1 year in order to obtain PART-66 knowledge (categories B1 and B2). They are generally hired by VAECO.
ENAC “Ecole Nationale Aviation Civile” is in charge of opening a master's degree that follows the bachelor's course.