Eric Trappier

Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation

Eric Trappier

Eric Trappier has been the Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation since 2013. He is the fifth company CEO since 1945.

He has cultivated the Falcon business jet’s heritage of excellence, with the launch of the Falcon 8X in 2014 and the certification of the Falcon 6X in 2023, which sets a new standard in terms of flight optimization and cabin confort. Furthermore, with the current development of the Falcon 10X, Dassault’s most spacious and advanced business jet ever, Trappier is securing the company’s position as a leader in business aviation.

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

Trappier is a board member of Thales, in which Dassault Aviation is a major shareholder. He is also the Chairman of the French Union of Metal Industries (UIMM), former President of the French Defense Industries Council (CIDEF) and former Chairman of the European Aerospace and Defense Industries Association (ASD).

Trappier graduated from Paris’ “Sud Telecom” engineering school. He is Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur, Knight of the Ordre National du Mérite and bearer of the aeronautical medal.


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