Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

Safran Helicopter Engines has made several new management appointments.

Bruno Bellanger has been appointed executive vice president of programs, succeeding Cyrille Poetsch who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group.

After joining Airbus as an air-ground communications systems engineer, and Eurogiciel as project manager, Bellanger joined Safran in 2004 as manager of the Safran Electronics & Defense agency in Toulouse, France, dedicated to Airbus A380 support.

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In 2005, Bellanger took responsibility for the software development of the A380 and A400M lines, and, in 2007, he became head of the Aircraft Information Systems program. In 2008, he was entrusted with managing the GADIRS Program (navigation system of the A400M) and, in November 2011, was appointed program vice president of the Avionics Division. In March 2016, Bellanger became general manager of large commercial engines within Safran Aircraft Engines.

Bellanger is a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Constructions Aéronautiques (ENSICA).

François-Xavier Foubert has been appointed executive vice-president of operations. He succeeds Laurent Mazoué who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group.

After working with the production and development of special batteries for Alcatel, in 2003 Foubert joined Safran Aircraft Engines as deputy manager of the Châtellerault plant, dedicated to CFM56 parts repair.

In 2006, he moved to Queretaro, Mexico, to open a new CFM56 engines MRO shop. In 2010, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines as continuous improvement manager, and he was subsequently promoted to integration and repair vice president. In January 2014, he was appointed executive vice president of quality and process excellence.

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Foubert graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1991, and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1994.

Mathieu Albert has been appointed executive vice president of quality and process excellence.

Albert started his career at Safran Aircraft Engines in manufacturing activities. In 2003, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines where he took on several roles including, from 2014, worldwide responsibility for supply chain activities and MRO services.

On Jan. 1, 2016, Albert became chief executive officer of Safran Helicopter Engines Asia and the Safran general delegate in Singapore.

Albert is a graduate of Institut supérieur de mécanique de Paris.

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