Louis Pailhas

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Louis Pailhas
Born(1926-03-02)2 March 1926
Died6 February 2021(2021-02-06) (aged 94)
NationalityFrench
CitizenshipFrench
EducationAerospace engineer
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique
French Civil Aviation University
OccupationCouncillor of Bouilh-Devant and member of the Académie de l'air et de l'espace
Years active1951 - 1990 (39 years)
EmployerDirection Générale de l'Aviation Civile
Known forDirector-General of the French Civil Aviation University[1]
PredecessorGilbert Manuel
SuccessorAndré Sarreméjean
Call signBon vol Mr le Directeur … Louis Pailhas 1925 - 2021

Louis Pailhas (2 March 1926 – 6 February 2021),[2] was a French politician and aerospace engineer. From December 1967 to 1982, he was head of the French Civil Aviation University.[3]

He graduated from the École Polytechnique (X 46) and École nationale de l'aviation civile (IAC 49). he did different jobs in civil aviation[4] before joining the French Civil Aviation University in December 1967,[5] the first to hold that position in Toulouse. He resigned in January 1982.[6][7]

After that, in 1998, he was assistant of the Mayor of Toulouse,[8] and then deputy Mayor for science, aeronautics and space activities in 2001.[9]

Louis Pailhas was a member of the Académie de l'air et de l'espace.[10]

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  • Académie nationale de l'air et de l'espace and Lucien Robineau, Les français du ciel, dictionnaire historique, Le Cherche midi, June 2005, 782 p. (ISBN 2-7491-0415-7)