CSAT and MIAS of the Prague Czech Technical University sign Memorandum of Co-operation
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 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 (on the left side of attached picture), Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Ivan Pikl (on the right), 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 (in the middle), Director of the Institute.