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Abdellah Menou

Director of National Airports Authority of Morocco (ONDA)

Elected as an Associate member of Air and Space Academy of Toulouse, Abdellah Menou graduated from Singapore Aviation Academy in 2016 and heads up the Mohammed VI International Academy of Civil Aviation (AIAC) as Director at the National airports Authority of Morocco (ONDA) from 2012 to November 2022. 

Before joining ONDA, Abdellah Menou was an Associate Professor at the University Of Orleans, France. He has a high qualification in Research HdR from Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, and Ph.D. in Applied Sciences and transportation, from the University of Pau (UPPA), France.

He has worked for Morocco’s national airports authority since 2005 and the projects he has managed include working with the United States Trade and Development Agency on an independent review of the air transport system in Morocco. This project assisted in the design of an integrated system plan for coordinating the development, modernization, and expansion of Morocco’s airports.

He has also been involved with the METIS MEdiTerranean Introduction of GNSS Services project launched by the Galileo Joint Undertaking.

He elected as Leader in African Human Resources Group of Airports Council International (ACI-Africa) and Member or Steering committee of Global Aviation Training in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He is a member of the technical committee of GIE Galileo Moroccan Group of GNSS applications in civil aviation in Morocco and for many years, he served as chair of several International Symposiums and conferences on Operational Research (ISORAP), Composites and Aircraft Materials (ACMA).