Messier-Dowty appoints Gilles Bouctot Chief operating officer

Vélizy, France April 13th, 2010

Messier-Dowty (Safran group) has appointed Gilles Bouctot as Chief operating officer.

A graduate engineer from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, Gilles Bouctot, 50, began his career at Snecma in 1983 where he held successively various financial control and production management positions. He joined Aircelle (formerly Hurel-Dubois) in 1999 as Industrial Director prior to his appointment as Executive Vice-President and Chief operating officer in 2000. In 2004, Gilles Bouctot was appointed Chairman and CEO of Messier Services International. He joined the Safran group headquarters in 2008 as deputy to the Executive Vice President of the Aircraft Equipment branch, in charge of strategy and operations.


Messier-Dowty, a Safran group company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of landing gear systems. Messier-Dowty landing gear are in service on more than 20,500 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. The company supplies 33 airframe manufacturers and supports 2,000 operators of large commercial aircraft, regional and business aircraft, military aircraft and helicopters. Messier-Dowty is also the majority shareholder of the worldwide MRO network, Messier Services. Messier-Dowty and Messier Services together have 4,500 employees across sites in Europe, North America and Asia.


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