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Pierre Cottenceau

Pierre Cottenceau

Safran Aircraft Engines, Vice President, Engineering, Research & Technology

Expertise and experience

After graduating from France's engineering Ecole Polytechnique in 1995, Pierre began his career with Messier-Dowty* Ltd, in Gloucester, UK, on the European Enhance project (collaborative engineering). He then joined Messier-Dowty Vélizy (France) in 2000, successively holding the positions of A340-500/600 systems engineer, modelling and simulation project leader and A400M program chief engineer in charge of the Airbus A400M landing gear system development.

In 2008, Pierre was appointed Vice President Programs & Product Development in Sagem Avionics** Inc, in Dallas, Texas, USA, in charge of autopilot activities and cockpit displays.

He was then named LEAP-1B engine chief engineer of Snecma*** in 2011, and handed the responsibility of the External Systems Division in 2016, before being appointed Vice President Propulsion System Design Office in 2017, a role that encompasses the External Systems and the Propulsion System Integration divisions.

* Today, Safran Landing Systems

** Today, Safran Electronics and Defense

*** Today, Safran Aircraft Engines

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