The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is our First Bursary Recipient

SOL The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is our First Bursary RecipientSofema Online (SOL) is very pleased to announce we have selected the American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland as our First Bursary Recipient. This is part of our EASA-Compliant Regulatory Training Aviation Colleges Bursary Program.

This partnership underscores Sofema’s commitment to supporting educational excellence and fostering future leaders. The selection of the American Institute of Applied Sciences highlights the institution’s outstanding commitment to aviation education through its Masters in International Business Administration with a specialization in Aviation Management, and its alignment with our mission to enhance industry safety and compliance through quality training programs.

This landmark initiative is aimed at enhancing the quality and accessibility of EASA-Compliant Regulatory & Vocational training across Europe, specifically targeting European Aviation Universities and Higher-Level Aviation Education Establishments within the EU and EFTA. The American Institute of Applied Sciences emerges as the first beneficiary of this ambitious program, receiving a €5,000 bursary. This award grants the institute access to an extensive array of over 330 industry-aligned courses, packages, and diplomas offered by Sofema. This collaboration extends beyond mere financial assistance. It integrates high-calibre EASA-compliant online training into the academic curriculum, thereby equipping students with the necessary skills to excel in the aviation industry. We are pleased to announce that up to this date, we have donated over €100,000 in training credits through our online training portal 

Dr. Gaidi Faraj, Dean of Academics, shared the following: “The partnership with Sofema Online aligns perfectly with our mission to produce the next generation of leaders in the aviation industry. Their offerings help us diversify our student learning experience and add a rich library of technical courses to our management curriculum. The team at Sofema has been supportive throughout the process and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. The Bursary Program demonstrates the commitment of Sofema Online to promoting and supporting educational institutions in the aviation sector. Together, we can have a global impact, one student at a time.”

Steve Bentley FRAeS, CEO of Sofema commented: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to support The American Institute of Applied Sciences (Switzerland) as part of the Sofema Wingspan Initiative seeking opportunities to provide training support and guidance and to foster inclusivity throughout our industry, we look forward to welcoming many more institutions in the months ahead.

Benefits of the Bursary Program

  •  >> Annual €5,000 Bursary: Benefit from top-tier EASA-compliant Online Training available on Enhance your curriculum with over 330 Courses, Packages and Diplomas, ensuring your students receive cutting-edge, industry-relevant education.
  • >> Exclusive Discounts: Enjoy a 50% discount on all additional single courses and a 10% discount on comprehensive Packages & Diplomas offered by Sofema.
  • >> Honorary Membership to ARTSA: Join the prestigious Aviation Regulatory Training Standards Association at, a hub for aviation training excellence.

Find more information for the program

Applications are still open

Sofema is currently accepting applications for this exclusive program and warmly invites other European aviation universities and academic establishments within the European Union and EFTA to apply. This offers a unique opportunity for educational institutions to gain access to top-tier EASA-compliant regulatory training resources, contributing to the development of highly skilled professionals in the aviation sector. Request an application form and a copy of the contract at

About the American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland (AUS)

Over its 30-year history, AUS has equipped international business students with essential knowledge and skills, preparing them to significantly contribute to business organizations. The Aviation Management Specialization not only provides pertinent knowledge of the aviation industry, but it also provides students with the necessary skills to fast-track their aviation careers. Grounded in cutting-edge business theory, experiential learning, and taught by professors directly from the aviation industry, the program gives the students a well-rounded and hands-on exposure to the industry. See details

About Sofema Online

Sofema Online, facilitated by Sofema Aviation Services has been at the forefront of aviation safety and regulatory training for over a decade. With a focus on quality and expertise, it is empowering aviation professionals and organizations worldwide to achieve operational excellence and regulatory compliance. The company specializes in delivering high-quality, EASA-compliant online training courses covering various aspects of the aviation sector, including Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organization, Aircraft Maintenance Organization, Quality & Safety, Flight & Ground Operations, and more. Explore a rich training portfolio of 330+ courses, packages and diplomas – Visit this page

Empower your higher level Aviation Education Institution with our Bursary Program! Email to request an application form and a copy of the contract.