A new Secretary General for the AAE

Olivier de l’Estoile succeeds Jean-Claude Chaussonnet as Secretary General of the Academy. Olivier de l’Estoile, former Deputy General Manager of Civil Aircraft at Dassault Aviation and Honorary President of EBAA France was elected Secretary General of our...

President’s greetings

So here we are at the dawn of 2023, a new year that I wish you and yours a happy one, without too many health worries, with a lot of satisfaction in all your projects, big or small. Our Academy is more and more recognized as a European think tank contributing to the...

Claude Bechet passing away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Claude Bechet aka “Syd”, emeritus member of the Academy, on December 27, 2022. Claude Bechet was a fighter pilot and a engineer at the CEV Flight Test Centre (1960), a civil pilot (1962) and...

Jean Calmon passing away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Jean Calmon, emeritus member of the Academy, on December 27, 2022. Jean Calmon was an engineer from the École centrale des arts et manufactures (1955). He joined SNECMA in 1956 as a design engineer and then...

Jacques Durand passing away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Jacques Durand, honorary member of the Academy, on November 10, 2022. Jacques Durand was a Civil Engineer of Aeronautics and Master of Aeronautical Sciences. He was SNESCMA/ELECMA system engineer from 1964...

Death of Mr Daniel Soulez-Larivière

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mr Daniel Soulez-Larivière, Honorary Member of the Academy, attorney and essayist, on 1st October 2022. A former member of the Bar Council, Daniel Soulez-Larivière has been involved in high-profile cases such as...

Death of Claude Frantzen

C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de Claude Frantzen, membre honoraire de l’Académie, ingénieur général de l’Armement et ancien Inspecteur général pour la sûreté nucléaire d’EDF, le 2 août 2022. Polytechnicien (promotion 1957),...

AAE / IESF meeting

On 15 June, during the International Forum organised by the AAE at Eurosatory, the President of the Air and Space Academy, Michel Wachenheim, and Xavier Bouis, president of the The Energy and Environment Commission of the Académie de l’air et de l’espace...

National Order of Merit: Brigitte Revellin-Falcoz

National Order of Merit: Brigitte Revellin-Falcoz By decree of the President of the Republic dated June 20, 2022, Mrs. Brigitte Revellin-Falcoz, former airline pilot, flight commander and member of the French Air and Space Academy has been elevated to the rank of...

Death of Patrick Mauté

It is with great sadness that we announce the death, on Monday 9 May, of Patrick Mauté, previously Chief Technical Officer of Thales Alenia Space, correspondent of our Academy in section 2. Patrick Mauté has marked by his ability to design and lead major projects with...

Death of Mohammed Moufid

Death of Mohammed Moufid We are saddened to report the passing of Mr Mohamed Moufid, a foreign associate member of our Academy, on 24 July 2021. Mohamed Moufid, trained at ENAC (Toulouse) and ISCAE (Casablanca) was head of the Moroccan Civil Aviation Directorate...