Aviation is a tremendous growing sector in South-East Asia and it is expected that this growth will continue. To master this growth, sufficient qualified technical personnel are essential. The education and training of personnel for aviation traditionally takes place outside of the Higher Education system and below university level.
This works well in countries with a long tradition of aviation training, but may be difficult in regions where the educational system does not support this. Here, the enhanced involvement of universities to stimulate capacity and courses for aviation personnel might provide an additional option. To further explore addressing this, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) together with the International University Liaison Indonesia (IULI) held a seminar in Jakarta, bringing together authorities, industry and universities from all ASEAN states to consider the demands, the requirements and the options available.
This seminar seeked to stimulate this trend by bringing people from administration, industry and universities together to exchange needs, prototypes and experiences. The seminar was on a policy level, hence executives, who are looking for innovations and are willing to implement new approaches for mutual benefit.
The seminar is considered as a starting point for subsequent joint research and activities, which might be evaluated in a follow-up seminar in 2020 organized with another host in another ASEAN country.
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