ATR has appoints new Vice-President Training and Flight Operations,
ATR has appointed Ivan Lauthier (46) as new Vice-President Training and Flight Operations, succeeding Jean-Michel Bigarré.
Ivan Lauthier holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the French Ecole de l’Air and degrees as airline and test pilot. He is also a licensed pilot in military aircraft and helicopters.
Ivan Lauthier counts a strong experience of more than 20 years as test and public transportation pilot. He started his career in 1984 as operating pilot for the French Air Force. In 1993 he became test pilot and was appointed chief of helicopters’ cabin crew at the Flight Test Center of Brétigny. In 1998, he became chief test pilot at the Military Flight Test Center of Istres.
In 2004, Ivan Lauthier became the first test pilot ever appointed as a Program Manager at the DGA, the French Defense Agency. He was responsible for aircraft and helicopters programs.
Since 2006, he held a managing position at Comex-Nucléaire, a France-based firm in charge of the design, the development and the maintenance of nuclear facilities.
Ivan Lauthier is Knight of the Legion of Honor and Knight of the National Order of Merit.
He has two children.
Toulouse, Southern France-based regional aircraft manufacturer ATR is the world leader in the 50 to 74-seat turboprop market. ATR is an equal partnership between Alenia Aeronautica (Finmeccanica group) and EADS.