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Cédric Gautier, new Aerolia Group CEO

News International-French

15 May 2014

From 1st May 2014 onwards, Cédric Gautier is the new CEO of Aerolia Group, to succeed Christian Cornille.

Before, Cédric Gautier led the A400M Programme as Senior Vice-President at Airbus since April 2011. Under his leadership, the A400M aircraft gained its civil and military certifications and the first aircraft were delivered to the Customers in 2013. He also headed Airbus Military France as CEO.

Before joining the A400M Programme, Cédric Gautier led EADS Sogerma from 2007 to 2011, as President and CEO, implementing an extensive restructuring plan and succeeding in the turnaround of the company. EADS Sogerma is a subsidiary of Airbus Group (turnover of 500 million euros and 2,000 employees, with branches in Morocco and Canada), specialised in the production of aerostructures and cabin for airlines mainly located in Asia and the Gulf. Cédric Gautier joined EADS Sogerma as Senior Vice President, Industrial Director in 2005.

Cédric Gautier started his career in the space industry in 1985, at the Design Office of Aérospatiale Espace & Défense. For ten years, he managed a Design Office department dealing with the composite and metallic structures as well as system integration, mainly on Ariane and telecommunication satellites.

Then he held several positions in this entity, within the Programmes, Production (mainly on the Ariane launcher), the ATV, M51 missile and satellite structures.

Cédric Gautier is graduated from Centrale Nantes, aged 53, is married with four children.