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Eric Trappier Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Education, Salary, NDA Deal

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Eric Trappier Bio

Eric Trappier was born on 6th January 1960. He 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.
Eric Trappier Age He was born on 6th January 1960 (age 58) in Paris, France
Eric Trappier Nationality French
Eric Trappier Education Telecom SudParis (1983 BS Engineering)
Eric Trappier Occupation CEO of Dassault Aviation
Eric Trappier Salary The total compensation of Trappier at Dassault Aviation SA is €1,570,621

Eric Trappier Career

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

On 30th May  2017, the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced the appointment of Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, as President of the Association.

On 8th June 2017, The Executive Committee of the French Aerospace Industries Association GIFAS has elected Eric Trappier, the incumbent First Deputy Chairman of GIFAS, as the new Chairman of GIFAS.

Eric Trappier NDA Deal

On 13th November 2018, Dassault CEO Eric Trappier (pronounced Tra-pi-yay) told ANI he had to decrease the price of the flyaway jets in the new deal.

“Thirty-six is the double of 18 — so as far as I was concerned, it should have been double the price. But because it was government-to-government, there was some negotiation, I had to decrease [the] price by 9 percent,” he said.

However, Trappier did not speak about the 108 extra aircraft that were supposed to be manufactured by HAL under the first deal, and whether that may have changed the cost equation for India.

Rafael fighter jets meant to be sold to India off the shelf in a “flyaway” condition are cheaper in the new deal signed by the Modi government, the chief executive of aircraft maker Dassault Aviation said Tuesday.

A previous deal which fell through during the United Progressive Alliance’s tenure was for 126 Rafales. But only 18 of these were supposed to be flyaway jets. The plan was to get the others made in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

The Modi government’s deal is for 36 flyaway jets, but it also requires Dassault to make investments in India as part of an offset agreement.

Eric Trappier Family

Eric Trappier is married and has three children. His hobbies include golfing, sailing and various cultural interests, notably history and opera.

Eric Trappier Positions

Positions in the group

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Aviation.

Other positions outside the group

Outside the group, Eric Trappier is:

  • President and administrator of the French Aerospace Industries Association GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales).
  • Chairman of CIDEF (Council of French Defense Industries – Conseil des Industries de Défense Françaises).
  • Administrator of Thales Group.
  • Administrator ODAS, SOFEMA, EUROTRADIA.
  • President of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).




Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.

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