Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft repair and maintenance services, and the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies (MIAS School of Business) of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation in the field of Lean management and other projects. The institutions are to share important information vital for both the company’s development and the education process. Thanks to the partnership, students will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge.
“Czech Airlines Technics has supported all activities connecting business practice with the education process for a long time. We understand that working with students is one of the keys to the company’s development and growth. Therefore, we have confirmed the important co-operation with the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies (MIAS) in the area of Lean Management, which will help us to make our internal processes improved and more efficient,” stated Pavel Haleš, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Czech Airlines Technics.
The joint projects will focus on particular aviation maintenance processes, e.g., the layout and organisation of aircraft stand space, the increase of aircraft maintenance capacity in the existing space and the review of storage facilities and supporting administration processes. The main goal is to map and analyse the current situation and suggest solutions to help better use resources and eliminate negative activities, while the work of the CSAT’s team and MIAS students results in increased efficiency and quality.
“The Innovation Project Management programme focuses primarily on three aspects, namely thorough theoretical instructions provided to its students, their very good command of language and, foremost, regular contact with business practice, all immensely important for their future careers. The choice of priorities has proven to be effective and our graduates have been able to find relevant jobs after finishing their studies without problems. Therefore, I really welcome the involvement of students of the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of the Czech Technical University in Prague in real projects under the Students Business Projects programme run in co-operation with Czech Airlines Technics. It is a great example of co-operation of a public university with the business sector,” Lenka Švecová, Director of the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of the Czech Technical University in Prague, said on the occasion of the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum.
The signing of the Memorandum follows a co-operation pursued since 2017, which has already included 14 students. They can use the knowledge gained during their studies in real-life situations under the supervision of a CSAT expert who is there to mentor and share important information with them as part of an innovative way of teaching the subject directly in the CSAT’s hangar.
Based on the Memorandum signed, students will also draft seminar, bachelor’s and master’s theses regarding Lean Management topics related to Czech Airlines Technics processes.
The Memorandum, entered into for a three-year period with the option of an extension for the following period, was signed on behalf of CSAT by Pavel Haleš, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Ivan Pikl, Member of the Board of Directors and, on behalf of the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of the Czech Technical University in Prague, by Lenka Švecová, Director of the Institute.
CSAT also signed a Memorandum of Co-operation with the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague in December 2017. The company has worked with the university on a number of projects and has regularly attended conferences and various events for its students. CSAT also pursues exclusive partnership with the Secondary School of Civil Aviation in Prague and works closely with many specialised secondary schools in the aviation segment.
About Czech Airlines Technics
Czech Airlines Technics, a daughter company of Czech Aeroholding, focuses primarily on aircraft repair and maintenance and aircraft equipment within the scope of base maintenance, line maintenance, components maintenance, engineering and landing gear maintenance. Last year, the company processed over 100 base maintenance jobs on B737, A320 Family and ATR aircraft, primarily on foreign customers' aircraft. Among the most important clients of Czech Airlines Technics are Czech Airlines, Finnair, Transavia Airlines, Germania, Travel Service, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and NEOS. Above the scope of general maintenance, Czech Airlines Technics’ portfolio of services provided comprises the ability to perform various modifications and service bulletins, structural repairs, engine exchanges and exchanges and repairs of landing gear and other aircraft components. It is also interesting to mention the modification of Split Scimitar Winglets of Boeing B737NG aircraft, performed by Czech Airlines Technics as the first company in continental Europe, and Sharklet modifications of Airbus A320 aircraft.
About the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of the Czech Technical University in Prague
The Czech Technical University in Prague is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. In 2017, in the overall evaluation of the QS World University Rankings which includes more than 4,400 world universities, CTU occupied the 601st – 800th position, remaining the best technical university in the country. The Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies (MIAS School of Business) has been an academic unit of the Czech Technical University in Prague for 25 years, focusing on providing its students with a university education in economically-technical study programmes. Thanks to their knowledge and skills, its graduates find prospective jobs primarily in industrial companies. The programme curricula provide their students with universal knowledge which allows the flexible adaptation of graduates in various organisations, while reflecting the current needs of the job market. MIAS offers accredited bachelor’s, master’s and PhD study programmes. Its also offers study programmes for teachers and graduates of Czech and foreign technical universities focused on further education. Currently, the institute has over 1,500 students in various educational formats, out of which over 10% are foreigners. Every year, about 300 students are enrolled in its bachelor’s programme, while an additional 200 students continue in the follow-up master’s programme. Learn more at: www.muvs.cvut.cz.