Monday 3 December, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Michel Scheller, President of 3AF1, the French aeronautical and astronautical association, signed a partnership agreement reaffirming the two organizations’ close ties and shared commitment to excellence.
3AF aims to be the leading French science and engineering society in the field of civil and defence aerospace. It serves institutional bodies, industry, research and academia through the development of outreach actions for the aviation and space sectors.
3AF is helping to lay the groundwork for the future through a series of actions that CNES is supporting. CNES representatives sit on 3AF’s various technical committees and the agency is contribution to the organization of symposia and science and engineering outreach events, helping to sustain 3AF as a hub for sharing knowledge. It also supports 3AF’s efforts on the European and world stage.
After today’s signature, Jean-Yves Le Gall commented: “3AF is a learned society founded in 1971. CNES benefits directly from the actions 3AF is pursuing to get people excited about aerospace. I would like to thank Michel Scheller most warmly for that, as he is helping to attract and retain new talent for the aerospace sector.”
Hailing 3AF’s partnership with CNES, furthered and put on a formal footing by today’s agreement, its President Michel Scheller added: “Our two organizations have forged close and longstanding ties and worked together on many occasions to bring the technological prowess of the space sector and its resulting successes to the public eye. I would like to thank CNES and its President Jean-Yves Le Gall, as it’s a great honour for 3AF to continue collaborating with CNES and take advantage of its processes and regional presence to craft future strategies for space.”
1 Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France
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