EDUCAIR Public Deliverables

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EDUCAIR Project was sucessfully completed in July 2013. For 21 months, EDUCAIR partners work together to shed light on the Educational Gaps in the European Union Aviation Sector.
The public results are available here!

  • DELIVERABLE 4 | Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Educational Supply (includes the Inventory of Academic Degree Programmes) | download here

  • DELIVERABLE 5 | Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Educational Supply for Research (includes the Survey to selected PhD Programmes) | download here

  • DELIVERABLE 6 | Assessment of Competence Gap Between Companies’ Needs and Employees’ Actual Competences (includes the Survey to Companies, Educational Institutions and Research Centres, Employees and Students) | download here

  • DELIVERABLE 7 | Job Availability and Analysis of Labour Attractiveness of the Air Transport and Aeronautics Sectors | download here

If you have any query about the Project or are just interested in getting in conctact with the Research Team, fell free to send an e-mail to the project Coordinator - Prof. Rosário Macário .




19th June | 13H30 - 16H30

Kyriad Prestige Le Bourget Hotel | Paris



You are cordially invited participate in EDUCAIR Project Final Seminar. The Seminar will be a unique opportunity to see and discuss the final results and outcomes of the project.

The agenda of the Seminar is:
  • 13H30 | Welcome Remarks
  • 13H35 | Concept and Methodological Approach of EDUCAIR Project
  • 13H50 | Assessment of the offer of Engineering Education (1st and 2nd Level of Bologna) in Aviation Sector within EU
  • 14H05 | Assessment of the offer of Education (3rd Level of Bologna) in Aviation Sector within EU
  • 14H20 | Discussion Period
  • 14H30 | Availability of Job in the Aviation Sectors in 2020
  • 14H45 | Attractiveness and Repulsion Factors in EU Aviation Sector
  • 15H00 | Discussion Period
  • 15H10 | Coffee Break
  • 14H30 | Assessment of the Skills and Competence Gaps in the EU’s Aviation Sector and Recommendations to bridge the Gaps
  • 16H00 | Discussion Period

The Final Seminar will be held at the fashionable Kyriad Prestige Le Bourget Hotel conveniently located in the Le Bourget Airport and the 2013 Paris Air Show. A map with the location of the hotel is available here (1811 Avenue De L'europe, Zone D'aviation D'affaires - Le Bourget, Paris, France).

The participation is free of charge but the registration is acknowledged. If you are thinking in joining us please send an e-mail to Ms. Joana Ribeiro:

Looking forward to see there!



EDUCAIR's Assessment Framework Report has been released!



The first Deliverable of EDUCAIR project was successfully completed and approved for publication. This Deliverable describes the methodological approach of the project. It is divided into three parts:

  • Part I defines the Scope of the EDUCAIR project and explains how the scope of the project was defined;
  • Part II reviews the evolution of the air transport and aeronautics sector and of the educational techniques and tools;
  • Part III describes the Framework for the Assessment of Competence Gaps, that is, the methodological approach of the project.
The document is accessible here. Please take a look!

Any comments or question may be sent to Ms. Joana Ribeiro to the following e-mail:



The Surveys



The following surveys are part of the EDUCAIR project. Each of them is addressed to a different target group, with the aim to collect quantitative and qualitative information on the demand and supply of education and training in the air transport and aeronautics sectors.

In case you identify yourself with one of the following target groups, please take some time to answer the respective survey.

Information gathered is for project-internal use only, and will not be shared with any third parties. All your answers to this survey are private and confidential and will only be used within EDUCAIR. The information provided will be used for statistical purpose only and no personal data will be kept in the database. Respondents are identified for the single purpose of clarification of answers.

Please disseminate the surveys to your contacts which may be identified to the target audiences.


Industry Survey - Companies

This survey is intended for professionals involved in the management and recruitment of new employees.



Education Survey - Universities

The target audience of this survey are heads of departments or full professors of universities and colleges with engineering programs involving air transport/ aeronautics and/or research and PhD programs in air transport/ aeronautics. Furthermore, also vocational and professional training institutions are addressed.



Industry Survey - Employees & Graduates

The target audience of this survey are graduated employees working in the air transport and aeronautics companies. Graduation must be in Engineering (all levels of Bologna) or Management/ Business Economics/ Law/ Economics/ Public policy (3rd level of Bologna - holder of Phd).



Education Survey - Students in air transport/ aeronautics sector

The target audience of this survey are students of universities and colleges with programs in air transport/aeronautics



Education Survey - Graduates who are not working in the air transport/aeronautics sector

The target audience of this survey are graduates of universities and colleges with engineering programs involving air transport/ aeronautics (and/ or research and PhD programs in air transport/ aeronautics) WHO ARE NOT WORKING in the air transport/ aeronautics sector




Welcome to the EDUCAIR website!



The EDUCAIR (Assessing the EDUCational Gaps in Aeronautics and AIR Transport) project is built on the belief that the alignment of the educational and formation offers with the European air transport and aeronautics sectors' competence needs is the key for overcoming the current challenges impacting the world air transport system.

The purpose of EDUCAIR is to improve the match between needs (demand) in human resources and the educational and training offer (offer) of skills across Europe and other regions in the World. EDUCAIR will identify the air transport and aeronautics needs in terms of staff training and education in the horizon of 2020, in order to recommend improvement in the current educational offers.

EDUCAIR will identify the mismatch - or competence gap - between the needs (demand) of competences and the offer (supply) of educational curricula. The rationale of EDUCAIR is built on the belief that there is not one competence gap, but there are actually four competence gaps. These gaps result from the mismatch of the four entities (or players) in the market and education systems, being: the companies (corresponding to the employer), the employee (that works for the company), the student (or prospective employee) and the educational institution (such as: universities or research centres).



A framework of analysis was developed and discussed to assess the various competence gaps. One of the EDUCAIR outcomes will be evaluating the gap between the number of students graduating from European schools and universities, and the needs of engineers and scientists in European industry, education and research centres, at present and in the future.

EDUCAIR team has a long experience in the participation of European funded research projects and it also actively involved in the production of educational contents.

EDUCAIR is structured in seven work packages: one with a managerial nature, one with a dissemination nature, and the remaining five with a scientific nature. The scientific work started with the elaboration and detailing of the assessment framework. Follows three parallel work packages that are responsible for analysing the educational offer (one dedicated to the graduate and master level, and lifelong learning; and another dedicated to the doctoral and research education) and the industry needs. The final work package will assess the competence gaps based on the conceptual framework and the information meanwhile gathered. Finally, recommendations for new curricula or for changes in the existing ones will be proposed.