François Planaud named Snecma Vice President & General Manager Commercial Engine Division

François Planaud is named Snecma Vice President & General Manager commercial engine division. On November 1st, he will replace Jean-Pierre Cojan, who is to be appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aircelle (SAFRAN Group).

François Planaud, 46, is graduated from "Ecole Centrale de Paris".

Joining Snecma in 1987 as information system engineer, François Planaud has held different positions which enabled him to acquire specific technical and commercial skills in commercial engines, in particular within the CFM56 program.

Since 2003, he was CFM56 engines program director and Executive Vice President of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and General Electric Company.

Snecma, SAFRAN group, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft and space engines, with a wide range of propulsion systems on offer. The company designs and builds commercial aircraft engines that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly, along with military aircraft engines that have always delivered world-class performance. Snecma develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for launch vehicles and satellites.

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