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Didier Nicoud EVP, Engineering

Didier Nicoud

Safran Helicopter Engines, Executive Vice-President, Engineering

Expertise and experience

Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer in charge of numerical methods development. In 1992, he fulfilled roles such as Head of the aerodynamics department for high pressure compressors and Head of the fan and booster design department. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Engineer in charge of large engines, the GE90 and GP7200, in cooperation with General Electric.


In 2008, Didier joined Safran Helicopter Engines as Deputy VP Engineering with responsibility for systems engineering. He was principally in charge of engine development and certification, as well as technical support for in-service engines. From 2013 to 2018, he has served as VP Engineering of Safran Nacelles. In May 2018, he was appointed as Safran Helicopter Engines Executive Vice-President, Engineering. 


Dider Nicoud is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique (ISAE-ENSMA, 1986).


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