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Florent Chauvancy, Executive Vice President & General Manager Avionics Division

Florent Chauvancy

Executive Vice President & General Manager Avionics Division, Safran Electronics & Defense

Expertise and experience

Florent joined Safran Landing Systems in 1998, fulfilling various positions in production, supply chain and purchasing within its Landing Gear & Systems Integration division in Gloucester, Bidos and Toronto. In 2005, he joined the Wheels & Brakes division and took responsibility for sales of Regional, Business and Military Aircraft programs.


In 2009, Florent joined Safran Helicopter Engines as Vice-President for the Ardiden 1. In 2011, he was appointed Executive Director and board member of the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Limited (RRTM) joint venture. He played a major role in the acquisition of the Rolls-Royce shares in the RTM322 program. Following this transfer, in October 2013, Florent was appointed Vice President for Heavy Helicopter Engine Programs at Safran Helicopter Engines, to oversee all activities related to the RTM322 and new Aneto range. He then was appointed Executive Vice-President, OEM Sales at Safran Helicopter Engines in May 2018. In September 2023, he joined Safran Electronics & Defense as Executive Vice President & General Manager Avionics Division.

Florent Chauvancy is a graduate of the French National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon (Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering - 1999) and the Rotman Business School in Toronto (Executive MBA).

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