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Florence Minisclou appointed new CFM Executive Vice President


  • Brings comprehensive experience in aerospace industry to the extensive CFM commercial fleet.

VILLAROCHE, France — February 2 2023 — CFM International has appointed Florence Minisclou as Executive Vice President, replacing Sébastien Imbourg, who was recently named Vice President Sales & Marketing for Safran Aircraft Engines.

As part of the CFM Executive Team, Florence Minisclou is responsible for overseeing the CFM56 and LEAP programs, working closely with her counterpart at GE Aerospace, Karl Sheldon, to monitor engineering, development, production, and services activities for these programs Ms. Minisclou also serves as Vice President of CFM programs for Safran Aircraft Engines.

Ms. Minisclou brings a wealth of customer-focused experience and a strong vision of the market and customer environment to her role at CFM.

A graduate of Institut d'Optique Graduate School ParisTech (Sup' Optique), Ms. Minisclou joined the aeronautics & defense division of Sagem (now Safran Electronics & Defense) in 1992, successively serving as system engineer, project manager, and, ultimately, program manager in charge of optronic systems in the defense industry in France and Europe.

In 2003, she moved to the avionics division to manage A380 Customer Support & Services. In 2007, she became the head of the key Airbus account. In 2010, she became director of key aircraft accounts within the commercial department and developed avionic sales for commercial, regional, and business jet markets. She was then appointed senior vice president of sales & marketing for the avionics division in September 2015.

After five years at this position, she became head of Safran Landing Systems customer directorate.

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CFM International (CFM), the 50/50 joint company between GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines, is head quartered in West Chester, Ohio, near Cincinnati. CFM has delivered more than 40,000 CFM engines to date to some 650 operators worldwide, making it one of the most successful aircraft engine suppliers in history. In 2021, the two parent companies extended the partnership agreement to the year 2050.

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