Groupement des écoles d'aéronautique

French aeronautical universities network

The Groupement des écoles d'aéronautique (GEA France) (in English French aviation school network) includes three French engineering universities:[1]

The GEA is member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research.[2]


The GEA universities have created the Institut sino-européen d'ingénierie de l'aviation of Tianjin[3] in partnership with French aerospace companies.[4] This is part of Franco-Chinese cooperation after an Airbus A320 assembly plant was built in Tianjin.[5]

The university, opened in October 2007, trains Chinese students. They follow a course in aerospace engineering, taught in French. After a first year of learning the French language, they follow a master's degree course in aeronautical engineering.

Not linked with the engineering training, three Mastères Spécialisés are also taught in Tianjin:[6]


  1. (in French) L'aéronautique forme des cadets en Chine et en Libye
  2. GEA - Groupement des Grandes Ecoles Aéronautiques et Spatiales
  3. (in French) Signature d’une convention de partenariat entre l’AEFE et le Groupe des Ecoles d’Aéronautique (GEA)
  5. (in French) Les formations en partenariat
  6. (in French) Mastères spécialisés