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Working in Aeronautics, a Dynamic and Innovative Sector


The world aeronautics market is doing well: manufacturers are planning to double their fleets by 2020, air traffic continues to rise, old planes are being replaced, etc. According to a recent study conducted by Teal Group and AeroDynamic, France is faring well and remains number two in the world behind the United States and ahead of China. "In 2018, the French aeronautics industry should continue its growth, uninterrupted since 2009, particularly in terms of jobs, after record business in 2017, with 64 billion Euros in sales (+6%)”, announced the President of Gifas (Group of French aeronautics and space industries).

Future challenges are all about changes in the sector and its digital transformation. Innovation lies at the heart of strategies: reducing aircrafts’ carbon footprint, their weight and fuel consumption, engine hybridization, development and integration of electrical controls, etc.

Working as an aeronautics engineer means designing and operating aircraft (planes, helicopters, balloons, drones) and onboard systems. It may be technical management of a development programme, conducting ground or flight tests, developing production methods, optimizing quality processes, prospecting for and negotiating contracts.

ESTACA aeronautics students are trained to do all that. They join the aeronautics course from their 2nd year and in 4 years acquire an in-depth knowledge of the sector. 12 months of internships and a period abroad consolidate their skills and their career plan. Partner companies appreciate our engineers as they are fully operational when they graduate.  Hence the interest shown ESTACA graduates by industry and the excellent employment rate: all graduates have a job in the 2 months following the end of their studies (CGE 2018 survey).

So, if you dream of working in aeronautics, ESTACA will help you find your wings.