In the words of its Constitution, the Object of the Aeronautical Society of Mauritius (AeSM) is “to engage in the encouragement and maintenance of excellence in the fields of aviation and aeronautics, leading to the general advancement of Aeronautical Art, Science and Engineering, and more particularly for promoting that sector of knowledge which distinguishes the profession of Aeronautics (which includes Astronautics) in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean area”.
The Society has four main sub‐objectives:
A. To contribute to the development and maintenance of professional standards in all aspects of Aeronautics
B. To provide a forum for the interchange of ideas in the field of Aeronautics and to act as a launching pad for the development of creative new aviation opportunities
C. To establish a body of expertise and experience which can advise or lobby Government or the Private Sector on aviation matters
D. To promote a public appreciation of the importance and significance of Aeronautics in Mauritius and in the Indian Ocean Region.
Aeronautical Training: High on the list of projects that the Society wishes to promote is the establishment in Mauritius of an Academy (or Academies) to International standards for future aeronautical engineers and pilots, equipping both Mauritian and Overseas successful students with licences based on the requirements of the European Air Safety Agency (EASA). It is widely accepted that existing aviation training establishments in the African Region and indeed worldwide are not enough to cope with the heavy and increasing demands of the future.