Volga-Dnepr Group (the Group), one of the leading groups in air cargo transportation services, has inked the strategic partnership agreement with the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), one of the most popular universities in the field of aerospace training in Russia. The agreement was signed during International Aviation and Aerospace Salon MAKS 2021 which is taking place in Zhukovsky (Moscow region, Russia) this week. The cooperation will open new opportunities for both parties and cover joint programs aimed at modernization and further development of the Volga-Dnepr freighter fleet.
Both parties will conduct research and evaluation works and support training for both young and experienced specialists as part of joint educational programs.
It has been a decade since the Group has started cooperating with MAI, organizing various internships and training for students, and inviting tutors and professors to be part of its work. Thanks to such high-ranking institutes as MAI is, with a solid and proficient knowledge base, Volga-Dnepr stays positive about the future of aviation in general and company’s development in particular.
MAI is one of the most popular universities in the field of aerospace training and one of the biggest Russian technical universities. More than 250 MAI graduates are chief designers, heads of main industry-based organizations, more than 50 graduates are academicians and associate members of the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences, more than 150 graduates are honored test pilots, Heroes of USSR and Russia, 23 graduates are cosmonauts.
Volga-Dnepr Group employs more than 20 graduates of the Moscow Aviation Institute, with specialists being part of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, ATRAN Airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines or Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow teams. The Group has been working with other aviation institutes, universities and colleges in Russia to support its talent management program and attract young, ambitious and result-driven alumni.