Safran Helicopter Engines has made several new management appointments:
Bruno Bellanger (40) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Programs, succeeding Cyrille Poetsch who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group.
After joining Airbus as an air-ground communications systems engineer, and Eurogiciel as Project Manager, Bruno Bellanger joined Safran in 2004 as Manager of the Safran Electronics & Defense agency in Toulouse, dedicated to Airbus A380 support. In 2005 he took responsibility for the software development of the A380 and A400M lines, and in 2007, became Head of the Aircraft Information Systems program. In 2008, he was entrusted with managing the GADIRS Program (navigation system of the A400M) and, in November 2011, was appointed Program VP of the Avionics Division. In March 2016 Bruno became General Manager of Large Commercial Engines within Safran Aircraft Engines.
Bruno Bellanger is a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Constructions Aéronautiques (ENSICA).
François-Xavier Foubert (46) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Operations. He succeeds Laurent Mazoué who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group.
After working with the production and development of special batteries for Alcatel, in 2003 François Xavier Foubert joined Safran Aircraft Engines as Deputy Manager of the Châtellerault plant, dedicated to CFM56 parts repair. In 2006 he moved to Queretaro, Mexico, to open a new CFM56 engines MRO shop. In 2010 he joined Safran Helicopter Engines as continuous improvement Manager, subsequently promoted to Integration and Repair VP. In January 2014, he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Quality and Process Excellence.
François-Xavier Foubert is graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1991), and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1994).
Mathieu Albert (41) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Quality and Process Excellence.
Mathieu Albert started his career at Safran Aircraft Engines, in manufacturing activities. In 2003, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines where he took on several roles including, from 2014, worldwide responsibility for Supply Chain activities and MRO services. On 1st January 2016, Mathieu became CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines Asia and the Safran General Delegate in Singapore.
Mathieu Albert is a graduate of Institut supérieur de mécanique de Paris (Supméca).