ENAC Alumni

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ENAC Alumni
Motto Association des anciens élèves de l'École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
Motto in English
Alumni association of the French Civil Aviation University
Type Nonprofit
Established 1987
President Philippe Tichadelle-Jué
Location Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Colours Blue and Grey         
Website alumni.enac.fr

ENAC Alumni (also referred to as INGENAC)[1] is a nonprofit organization, alumni association launched in 1987,[2] and registered in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées. It has been founded by Robert Aladenyse.[3]

The main mission of the association is to develop the brand image of École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (also referred to as French Civil Aviation University), first European Graduate School in the fields of aeronautics and aviation. In 2013, it represents almost 20,000 people[4] which make the association the biggest in France for aeronautical studies.


When the École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile university has been created in 1949, it was first to train officials of the Directorate General for Civil Aviation. At the beginning of the 1970s, the university starts to train non-officials for aerospace industry. The number of civilian students grows in the 1980s and then an alumni association became an obviousness. Robert Aladenyse (1931-2003, graduate in 1964) decided in 1987 to create a nonprofit organization for Diplôme d'ingénieur alumnus called INGENAC. In the 2000s, the development in France of Master's degree and Mastères Spécialisés courses encouraged the association to welcome and represents these new alumnus.[5]

The 1st of January 2010, ENAC merged with the SEFA in order to become the biggest aeronautical university in Europe.[6][7] That's why, INGENAC decided to change its name to become ENAC Alumni and gather graduates of all the degrees of the École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (including the Aeronautical operations technicians, the Techniciens supérieur de l'aviation, the Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnels and the Ingénieurs des études et de l'exploitation de l'aviation civile).[8] It becomes effective in March 2012.[9]

ENAC Alumni is member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.[10][11]


All the projects meet the key goals of the association:

  • Create and maintain friendly relations among all alumnus of the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile;
  • Promote the development of the members;
  • Contribute to the development of aeronautics and air transport in France and abroad;
  • Conduct continuing education for the benefit of aeronautics, space and air transport industries professionals;
  • Defending ENAC degrees;
  • Promote the image of the university and its training in France and abroad;
  • Provide useful support for the life of the university;
  • Render aid, support and assistance to members in need.


ENAC Alumni rallies the Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace community to implement the yearly meeting Airexpo.[12][13] The association is also partnership of the Aeronautical literary festival.[14]


To fulfill its objectives, one permanent École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile Representative and alumni network, Gwenaelle Le Mouel, has been hired.

Industrial partners[edit]

Alumni and Board members[edit]

The ENAC Alumni is administered by volunteer members, working in close collaboration with the school administration and third party organizations.[16][17]

  • Philippe Tichadelle-Jué, ENAC Alumni President since March 2015
  • Anne Cotel-Ballot, Vice President
  • Michaël Benhamed, Vice President
  • Olivier Baudet, Treasurer
  • Rodolphe Rochette, Treasurer
  • Babacar Ndiaye, Secretary
  • Adanhounsounou Faude, Board Member
  • Maxence Prely, Board Member
  • André Nzuzi, Board Member
  • Nabil Tahiri, Board Member
  • Paul Leparoux, Board Member
  • Arthur Edwards, Board Member
  • Olivier Gillot, Board Member
  • Michel de Vries, Board Member
  • Brahim Harid, Board Member
  • Gaël Le Bris, Board Member
  • Yves Roncin, Board Member
  • Patrice Zombre, Board Member
  • Julie Cabanel, Board Member
  • Rabita Aït Gacem, Associate Member


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