Airbus Vice President Bertrand Masson reiterates commitment to joint projects during his visit to AIR Institute’s headquarters

Airbus Vice President Bertrand Masson recently visited the new facilities of the AIR Institute, technology center with which Airbus has been collaborating for some time on artificial intelligence projects.

Masson traveled to Salamanca from the headquarters of the large airline in Toulouse (France) and toured the new AIR Institute building accompanied by a team from Airbus Spain. The Vice President of the company, which is considered the largest aircraft manufacturer, was able to get a close look at the laboratories where AIR Institute’s specialized staff works exclusively on AI projects for Airbus.

Laboratory at the AIR Institute’s new headquarters in Salamanca

Bertrand Masson took pride in his collaboration with the AIR Institute and was very happy to see “so much skill and young talent”. He stressed how positive it is to see “the continuous innovation of the University of Salamanca”. He shared those thoughts during his speech at a conference entitled “Salamanca Tech. The Aeronautical Industry: An engine for technological development”, which had been organized by the AIR Institute with the participation of the main companies in the region involved in the application of AI in the field of aeronautics.

Bertrand Masson during his lecture at the Salamanca Tech conference

Bertrand Masson has an extensive experience of more than 25 years in the aviation sector and has led projects ranging from flight testing and software development to algorithmic optimization techniques, data mining and artificial intelligence applied to aviation. He is also a specialist in flight optimization and ensures the long-term sustainability of different products, seeking, as he said at AIR Institute’s new headquarters, “to improve efficiency and prevent potential problems in aircraft through adjustments, so that safety may always be guaranteed”.

AIR Institute’s collaboration with Airbus in recent years has given it an extra drive and motivation to develop projects related to artificial intelligence. Airbus’ experience and outstanding role at a global level provides a source of constant learning and facilitates relationships of productive interest with other actors in the aeronautical sector, as well as allowing for the exchange of knowledge and skills that are valuable to both entities.

Collaboration between AIR Institute and Airbus teams
AIR Institute artificial intelligence team

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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