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Jean-Michel Hillion appointed Executive Vice-President Wheels & Brakes Division of Safran Landing Systems.


Jean-Michel Hillion is appointed Executive Vice-President Wheels & Brakes Division of Safran Landing Systems as of Feburary 1, 2023.  

Jean-Michel Hillion started his career in 1988 as head of production for Elecma, Snecma’s* Electronics Division. He then created the commercial aircraft FADEC repair shop when the A320 entered service. In 1998, Jean-Michel Hillion took part in the creation of Snecma Control Systems and was in charge of Business Development. In 2001, he joined Messier-Bugatti** as Programs Director for the Hydraulics, Brake Control and Monitoring Divisions. In 2005, he became Director of the Systems Division. In 2008, he joined Sagem Défense et Sécurité*** to create and manage the Safran Electronics Division. In 2013, he was appointed Vice-President, Boeing Programs for the Group, based at Seattle, and in 2020, Groupe Vice-President, Engineering. Since January 2021, Jean-Michel held the position of Group Vice-President Strategy and Climate. 

Jean-Michel Hillion 60, graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Electronique Ouest electronics engineering school (1986) and holds an MBA from IAE in Paris (1991). 

Snecma* : today Safran Aircraft Engines

Messier-Bugatti** : today Safran Landing Systems

Sagem Défense et Sécurité*** : today Safran Electronics & Defense  


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap. 

Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 20 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft.

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