Éric Trappier

Dassault Aviation

Éric TrappierÉric Trappier has been Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation since 2013. In 2015, he presided over the maiden flight of the Falcon 8X, the flagship of the Falcon family of business jets that began to be delivered in 2016. He launched the Falcon 6X in February 2018 and presided over its first flight in March 2021.

Previously, Trappier had served as Executive Vice-President, International Directorate.

After his military service in the French Navy as an officer, Trappier joined Dassault Aviation in 1984 as a system engineer at the design office. In 1986, he was assigned to the NATO Interoperability Group. In 1987, he joined the military exports’ technical support. In 1991, he was put in charge of military sales for Asia. He became Vice-President, military aircraft sales, for the Middle East and Africa in 2000, and took over the worldwide military exports position a year later.

He is chairman of the French Aerospace Industries Association, the Conseil des Industries de Défense Françaises and Dassault Falcon Jet. He is a member of the board of Thales, in which Dassault Aviation is a 25% shareholder.

Trappier graduated from Paris’ Sud Telecom school for engineers. He is still a reserve Capitaine de Frégate (Commander) in the French Navy. He has been inducted Officer of the French Légion d’honneur and Knight of the Ordre national du Mérite.


Keynote: Lightning Round with the CEOs
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
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