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    AIAA and the Aeronautical Society of India Sign Cooperative Agreement
    Memorandum of Understanding Will Enable Organizations to Colloborate in Areas of Mutual Interest

    May 14, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 7 in Alexandria, Va., as part of AIAA’s spring business meetings. The ceremony was followed by a collaboration meeting and an afternoon tea reception celebrating the event.

    The MOU was signed by AIAA Vice President for International Activities Susan Ying and AeSI President G. M. Rao. Also in attendance at the signing were AeSI President-Elect V. K. Saraswat and AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus.

    “AIAA is pleased to have signed this Memorandum of Understanding with AeSI,” said Ying,. “As India has become a major player in the world aerospace community, and is one of the world’s largest economies, it is fitting for our organizations to have reached this agreement. As many great advancements in aerospace have been the result of international partnerships, I look forward to the future with anticipation and excitement as AIAA and AeSI members begin to work together. The collaboration between the two societies will be of great benefit to both memberships and to the global aerospace community.”

    The MOU calls for cooperation between AIAA and AeSI on a wide range of activities, including: co-sponsoring and promoting the activities of the other organization to one’s own members; co-publishing information of mutual interest; collaborating on student activities, professional development, technical lectures, training and related activities; organizing official visits between the organizations; and cooperating on issues of importance to the international aerospace community and its member organizations.

    The MOU with AeSI is part of AIAA’s focus on global outreach and international cooperation. AIAA also has MOUs with aerospace societies in Argentina, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, and South Korea, as well as with the Council of European Aerospace Societies.


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit



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