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 head of Foresight projects, he was successively chief engineer “Airbus” (1967), “Mercure” (1969) and “Concorde” (1970). He was then Chief of Staff to the President of Snecma and Deputy Director of Technology and Production. e was a member of Onera’s High Scientific Council from 1992 to 1998. He was a Knight of the Legion of Honour, the National Order of Merit and the Academic Palms and a recipient of the Aeronautics and Youth and Sports medals.

He was elected a fellow of the AAE in 1988, vice-president from 1996 to 1998 and president from 1998 to 2000. He was a member of Section II. A tribute will be paid to him at the next session.


The religious ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 2:30 pm in Notre-Dame-en-la-Nativité Church in Voisins-le-Bretonneux (78960). A book of condolence will be available. Interment will take place in the family vault in the cemetery of Voisins-le-Bretonneux

Jean Calmon

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