MAIAA laboratory

The MAIAA Laboratory is one of the four research units of the French University of Civil Aviation (ENAC). It conducts research in three areas:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Automatics

with a common application theme: Air Traffic Management.

Mission and Objectives

The laboratory mission is to conduct research on issues of Air Traffic Management and Air Transport more generally, using methods from the fields of mathematics, computer science and automatics.

The objectives of this research activity are numerous:


To carry out its mission, the laboratory is divided into three research groups: Optimization, Probability and Statistics, and Automatics.


The permanent staff of MAIAA have a dual role of teachers and researchers. They are either lecturers or professors coming from universities or civil aviation engineers holding PhDs or accreditated to supervise research (HDR).

They all depend on the French University of Civil Aviation (ENAC), which is a Public Administration under supervision of the Ministry of Transport.

Click here to see the whole list of laboratory members


Through research activities, thesis and projects, MAIAA laboratory maintains numerous collaborations with academic and industrial partners.

For more information, please see page "Partners"


The MAIAA laboratory was created at the beginning of year 2012 from three research teams from the DSNA/DTI and ENAC.

This consolidation has taken place in the context of a reorganization of research activities at the DGAC (Direction Générale de l'Aviation civile), which ENAC and DSNA depend on.