ÉTS positions itself as a key player for aerospace research
The Montréal-based engineering school École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) intends to become a key player in aerospace research. It has recently hired a heavyweight of the industry: Hany Moustapha, the previous head of R&D in Canada at the world giant Pratt & Whitney (P&W), where he has a track record of over 30 years of service.
Since March 2011, Mr. Moustapha has been the Director of AÉROÉTS, a new agency created in Spring 2011 to better connect the needs of the aerospace industry with the ongoing research projects at ÉTS.
From the 140 professors-researchers at ÉTS, more than 40 cover the aerospace sector. “ÉTS stands out in aerospace due to the experience of its professors. We’ll keep our focus while emphasizing our collaboration with the industry”, declared Mr. Moustapha.
AÉROÉTS has already delivered results. Two research chairs have been launched since the beginning of year: the Canada Research Chair on Technologies for Modeling and Simulation of Aircraft (January 2011) and the NSERC/P&WC Industrial Research Chair on Propulsion System Integration and Optimization (Summer 2011).
Source : « L'ÉTS recrute une grosse pointure », Pierre Théroux, Les Affaires, September 3rd, 2011. (French only)