30 September 2010
Detlef Müller-Wiesner, who is EADS’ Chief Operating Officer - Innovation, has been elected president of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) – an organisation that he describes as “a type of United Nations for the world’s aeronautical sciences community.”
ICAS has member societies from 30 nations, and is considered the leading international forum for exchange between scientists and engineers working in aeronautics.
Shown in his office at EADS’ Ottobrunn, Germany facility near Munich, Detlef Müller-Wiesner is ready for the two-year term as president of ICAS.
Müller-Wiesner was elected to the ICAS presidency during the organisation’s 2010 annual congress – held last week in Nice, France – and will serve a two-year term.
“As ICAS president, one of my goals is to involve even more young students in the exchange of technical information and establishing common understanding in the field of aeronautical sciences,” he said. “This will include further expanding the reach of a global students’ competition that is managed by ICAS.”