Louis Pailhas

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Louis Pailhas
Born Pailhas
2 March 1926
Foix
Residence France
Nationality French
Citizenship French
Education Aerospace engineer
Alma mater Lycée Louis-le-Grand
École Polytechnique
École nationale de l'aviation civile
Occupation Councillor of Bouilh-Devant and member of the Académie de l'air et de l'espace
Years active 1951 - 1990 (39 years)
Employer Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile
Known for Director-General of the École nationale de l'aviation civile[1]
Predecessor Gilbert Manuel
Successor André Sarreméjean

Louis Pailhas, born 2 March 1926 in Foix, is a French public servant. From December 1967 to 1982, he was the director-general of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university).

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After high school studies at the lycée Pierre-de-Fermat (fr) in Toulouse and the classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles at the lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris,[2] he graduates from the École Polytechnique (X 46) and École nationale de l'aviation civile (IAC 49). He begins his career as a civil aviation engineer in Morocco from 1951 to 1956 and then to the board of directors of the direction du secrétariat général de l'aviation civile et commerciale until 1959. The same year he is appointed director of the air navigation regional center of Orly, a position he held until 1965.[3] Deputy Director (1965) of the École nationale de l'aviation civile, he is appointed director of the university in December 1967,[4] the first to hold that position in Toulouse. He resigned in January 1982. After that, he is nominated air navigation director at the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.[5] He retired in 1990.[6]

In 1998, he is assistant of the Mayor Dominique Baudis for the city of Toulouse[7] and then deputy Mayor for science, aeronautics and space activities in 2001[8]

From 16 March 2008 till 15 March 2014, he was councillor of Bouilh-Devant.[9]

Louis Pailhas is member of the Académie de l'air et de l'espace.

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