Solemn session 2020

29 March 2021
9 h 45 min | 17 h 00 min
In distancing
Videoconference - Zoom - (France)

Warning, registration required before March 26, 2021 – 10 a.m. (trailer form)

09:45 – Reception speech

  • Olivier de l’Estoile, former deputy general manager of civil aircraft at Dassault Aviation, honorary president of EBAA France, titular member elected on June 21, 2019, on:
“A journey in the great export of Pompidou to Sarkozy”


10:15 – Break


10:30 – Tributes:

  • to Jacques BLAMONT, former scientific and technical director of CNES, founding member of the Academy by Marie-Lise Chanin and Roger-Maurice Bonnet
  • to Jean-Marie SAGET, former test pilot at AMD-BA, founding member of the Academy by Yves Kerhervé.
  • to Louis PAILHAS, honorary member of the Academy, former general engineer of civil aviation, Honorary Director of Air Navigation, former Director of ENAC by Dominique Colin-de-Verdière


11:10 – Introducing the new office and team


11:20 – Introducing new correspondents

  • ARNOULD Claude-France
  • BARBAUX Yann
  • BELLOT Thierry
  • BENHAMOU Marc
  • CAPLET Michel
  • DAUPHIN Jean
  • EYMARD Michel
  • FUGLESANG Christer
  • GILOTTE Ariane
  • HEINEN Mario
  • HENKE Rolf
  • HENLEY Simon Michael
  • KREIN Axel
  • MAURICE Sylvestre
  • MOREL Jean-Paul
  • PUGIN André
  • QUAGLIOTTI Fulvia
  • ROBINS Yves
  • RONTANI Bernard
  • SUAREZ Carlos
  • ULAMEC Stephan


12:30 – Lunch break


14:00 – The solemn session resumed, the President introduced


14:05 – Introducing new incumbent members

  • ANDRIBET Peter
  • AUDOUIN Patrick
  • BONNAL Christophe
  • CLERBAUX Cathy
  • FRON Xavier
  • JOSELZON Alain
  • MULLER-WIESNER Detlef
  • ONOFRI Marcello
  • PRAET Michel
  • RUPIED Guy
  • SOURBES-VERGER Isabelle
  • SPEYER Jean-Jacques
  • VERRIERE Jacques


15:10 – Vermeil Medal award

  • Damien MARC, CEO of the SME JPB System. For having raised JPB System to a high level of performance, whether it is international development or strong innovation both on products and on the organization of modern factories 4.0, always seeking the full satisfaction of its customers.


15:25 – Academy Medals Award

  • to Eduardo CHAMORRO, for his remarkable success in leading the technological innovation and business development of the company Compa’a Espa’ola de Sistemas Aeron-uticos from 1994 to 2015.
  • to Pacôme DELVA and Sven HERRMANN, for their contribution to the verification of one of the principles of general relativity using atomic clocks.
  • Frédéric FEYEL, Georges CAILLETAUD and Jean-Louis CHABOCHE, for their contribution to the mathematical modelling of aeronautical materials.


15:55 – Break



16:10 p.m. – Literary Prize


  • to Jean-Paul SALINI, for his book “The Follies of the Squadron”, a work that faithfully and humorously reflects a time when picturesque personalities could still have their place in the Air Force.


16:25 p.m. – Grand Prix

  • To Anthony BROWN, astronomer at the Leiden Observatory (Netherlands), responsible since 2012 for the DPAC (Data Processing and Analysis Consortium, and Vincent POINSIGNON, project manager of the industrial contractor of the GAIA satellite from 2007 to 2013 (Airbus Defense and Space) for their decisive contribution to the success of the scientific space mission of the GAIA satellite.
    The Grand Prix is represented by a bronze sculpture by our colleague Madeleine Tezenas du Montcel, “Above the Clouds”


17:00 – End of the session


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