ENAC and the ENAC Foundation

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Discover the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC)

ENAC is internationally recognized as the leading aeronautics and aviation university in Europe, providing a broad range of training, studies and research activities.

École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), the school of the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (Civil Aviation Authority, or DGAC) under the supervision of the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, combines education and research in aeronautical engineering, air navigation and aircraft piloting.

Every year ENAC admits over 2000 students who are enrolled in more than 30 programmes of study, and 3500 trainees enrolled in continuing education programmes.

ENAC’s 24,000 graduates can be found in some 100 different countries on all 5 continents – proof of the school’s international influence. Its scale and its human and pedagogical resources make ENAC the leading European school of aeronautics today.

Since its creation in 1949, ENAC has provided professional training to civil aviation personnel such as Air Traffic Controllers, ATSEPs and technicians for Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) or Air Navigation Service Providers from all over the world (e.g. China, Switzerland, EuroControl, Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil, Africa, Georgia, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia).

ENAC alumni work in aeronautical and aviation companies, in fields such as manufacturing (Airbus, ATR, Embraer, Safran, P&W, GE, Rockwell Collins, Thales, Indra), and airports, airlines, civil aviation authorities as well as air navigation providers across the globe.

ENAC is also known internationally for its training of ATPL and MPL pilots for airlines including Air France, Easyjet, Transavia, Sichuan Airline, China Eastern, Shanghai Airline, Lao Airline, Oman Air and Royal Air Maroc.

Innovative ENAC research laboratories work in cooperation with the best universities worldwide to provide a safer, more efficient and more sustainable air transport system.


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Discover the ENAC Foundation

At the end of 2012, ENAC Foundation was created as an independant legal structure by ENAC.

It has been a considerable asset for the school, as its development plan includes :

Strengthening ENAC international appeal

Allowing for integration of all talents

Developing research and innovation

As a tool for the promotion and recognition of ENAC know-how, ENAC Foundation seeks to propose innovative projects outside the usual scope of the school’s actions. It associates new funding based on individual and corporation philanthropy.

Companies eager to partner our school and benefit from its renown in its areas of excellence provide support as a sponsor. They may finance, among other projects, teaching and research chairs, international grants and funding for humanitarian and social projects.

The philanthropy initiative allows companies and individuals to obtain tax relief on their donation. ENAC Foundation is a separate legal entity from the school. It responds to criteria set out in French law no. 2008-776 of 4th August 2008, known as the law for modernization of the economy and by decree no. 2009-158 of 11th February 2009 relating to Endowment Funds (Journal Officiel of 13th February 2009).