Éric Trappier

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Éric Trappier
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Born (1960-01-06) 6 January 1960 (age 55)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Education Telecom SudParis (1983 BS Engineering)
Occupation CEO of Dassault Aviation

Éric Trappier is a French businessman and engineer. Since January 2013 he has been the CEO of Dassault Aviation, French aircraft manufacturer of military and business jets, a subsidiary of Dassault Group.[1][2]


Trappler was born and raised in Paris. He received an engineering degree from Telecom SudParis in 1983. He joined Dassault Aviation soon after graduation (1984). He has spent most of his career in the defense sector. He was named the company's international sales manager in 2002, and international general manager in 2006. He served as international executive vice president of the company before being named to the CEO position.[3] He replaced Charles Edelstenne in that position when Edelstenne reached the company's mandatory retirement age (75).[4][5][6][7]


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Other positions outside the group[edit]

Outside the group, Eric Trappier is:

  • First Vice-president and administrator of the French Aerospace Industries Association GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales)
  • Administrator of Thales Group
  • President of Defense commission for ASD (Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe) - Bruxelles
  • Administrator ODAS, SOFEMA, EUROTRADIA.


  1. ^ "Eric trappier: executive profile". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Dassault Aviation Names Eric Trappier to be Next CEO". Euro investor. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology, The French Touch, 20 October 2014 issue, pp. 48-49
  4. ^ "Dassault Names Eric Trappier as Chief to Succeed Edelstenne". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Eric Trappier Named New Head of Dassault Aviation". Aviation Office. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  6. ^ "Les Echos: Le directeur général de l'international succède à la tête de l'avionneur à Charles Edelstenne, atteint par la limite d'âge des 75 ans.". Les Echos. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  7. ^ "L'Usine nouvelle du 18 décembre 2012 : En nommant Eric Trappier, Dassault veut mettre le paquet sur le Rafale.". Usine Nouvelle. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 

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