Meet Edoardo Mariani Placidi, student of the Advanced Master Helicopter, Aircraft and Drone Architecture (HADA)

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• A motor sport enthusiast, Edoardo Mariani Placidi first worked in the automotive industry in R&D, V&V, quality, manufacturing, and metallurgy.
• His discovery of hybrid-electric aircraft and eVTOLs (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft) inspired him to join the aeronautics industry to work on these new architectures.
• The Advanced Master HADA helped him to make this career move.

His background

Edoardo Mariani Placidi - HADA - portrait

2016: Graduated from Arts & Métiers ParisTech.

Starts his career in the UK in an industrial foundry, manufacturing metal parts for Formula 1 engines.

2017: Returns to France, works as a Project Quality Engineer on the industrialization of mechatronic components for electric motors in hybrid cars.

2021: Evolves as a Product Technical Engineer in R&D and V&V of mechatronic components for electric motors in hybrid cars.

Why did you apply for the Advances Master HADA? Why did you think it would be an asset to your career?

5 years ago, I discovered hybrid-electric aircraft and eVTOLs. I was immediately convinced that these new architectures would be a real "game changer" in the mobility industry, with positive socio-economic-environmental impacts.

I enrolled in this top-level Advanced Master to be well prepared to become a pioneer in this industry. My aim was to make up for my lack of knowledge and technical skills associated with aeronautical products.

I’d like to re-use the experience I gained in the automotive sector, supplemented by the Advanced Master HADA, in projects for aeronautical companies pioneering the future of aviation, with innovative fixed-wing and/or rotary-wing architectures.

In your opinion, what are the strengths of the Advanced Master HADA?

I really appreciate the structure of this ISAE-SUPAERO’s Advanced Master, as the program is based on short, specialized academic training, focusing on the essential technical aspects of aeronautics, followed by a practical thesis project.

Besides, the professional network provided is invaluable, and helps a lot in securing job interviews. This structure will provide me with the legitimacy and credibility to integrate companies in the aeronautical sector from an automotive background in the best conditions, with the skills best suited to my career objectives.

Could you tell us about the VTOL module you’re taking? In what way is it a highlight of the course, and how will it help you in your future career?

Edoardo Mariani Placidi - HADA
Edoardo during his training around an Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft.

The VTOL module, held at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, is the most exciting and unique part of this Advanced Master. Indeed, there aren’t many institutions or companies that teach rotorcraft engineering! We have the privilege of learning about all aspects of Airbus Helicopters machines and their subsystems.

Moreover, as all our teachers are Airbus employees and we have access to a network of over 30 professionals.

What kind of job would you like to have after your training?

I’d like to take up positions at the same or, based on the opportunities, even higher hierarchical level than before the Advanced Master, but in aeronautical companies, with the aim of maximizing my added value for the company. Ideally, positions such as Project Engineer / V&V Engineer / Technical Team Leader / Technical Project Coordinator.

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Pedagogy, job opportunities, applications... download the AM HADA fact sheet to get more information about this program!

Interested? Send your application before May 13, midnight French time !
The following application deadlines are: June 10, August 19.

Our team is at your disposal to answer all your questions and help you build your project:

Caroline ARMANGE
Senior Admission Advisor
Young graduates (less than 1 year of professional experience)
Tel : +33 5 6133 8025
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Jessica ALIX
Executive Education
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