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Gen. Frédéric PARISOT will become MD GIFAS on 1st Aug

PARIS (Gifas): As of 1st day of August, 2023, Frédéric PARISOT will become the new Managing Director of GIFAS – the French Aerospace Industries Association, chaired by Airbus CEO Guillaume FAURY.

Frédéric PARISOT joined GIFAS on 15th day of May, 2023, amidst the preparations for the 54th Paris Air Show, which is set to be held at Le Bourget airport from 19th till 25th day of June, 2023.

Frédéric PARISOT will be replacing Pierre BOURLOT, who took up this position in 2012 and is now set to retire on 1st day of August this year.

As a former student of the Ecole de l’Air (France’s air and space military school) and former Auditor for IHEDN (France’s Institute for Advanced Studies in National Defence), he boasts over 3,000 flying hours, including 2,400 hours aboard Mirage 2000 and F-18 fighter aircraft. He has participated in 81 war missions in
hostile territory.

In 2021, he was promoted to Major General of the French Air and Space Force.

After taking on several operational roles, he became Deputy-Head of Office for the “LPM Aggregate – French Military Programming Law” within the Financial Affairs Directorate of France’s Ministry of Defense in 2001.

He then went on to become the Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the French Air Force in 2004.

From 2011 to 2013, he acted as a Rapporteur, affiliated to France’s Defense Staff, in the context of the Commission for France’s 2013 White Paper on defense and national security. From 2013 to 2017, he assumed the role of Air Deputy to the Chief of Military Staff of France’s President of the Republic.

In 2017, Frédéric PARISOT was appointed Director of Civil-Military Co-operation and Chief French Representative for Operation “Inherent Resolve”, within the framework of France’s Operation “Chammal” in Iraq.

In 2018, he became Deputy Chief of Procurement and Future Requirements for France’s Air and Space Force Staff.

Frédéric PARISOT is an Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, a Commander of the National Order of Merit and holds the Cross of Military Valour and the Aeronautical Medal.

About GIFAS: The French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS) is an industry body that brings together some 440 companies ranging from main prime contractors and system suppliers to SMEs and startups. They form a cohesive, harddriving high-technology sector specializing in the design, development, construction, marketing and maintenance of all aeronautical and space programmes and equipment, both civilian and military planes and defense and security systems.
GIFAS, an industry whose 2022 sales amounted to €62.7bn: 83% of its consolidated sales accounted for exports.
It directly employs 195,000 people.
Every two years, GIFAS organizes the Paris-Le Bourget International Air Show, the world’s top event of its kind.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.