François Collet's CV



Born March 26, 1949

* Graduate engineer - Ecole Polytechnique - France (X69)
* Graduate engineer- Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation civile- France (IAC 72)
* M.S. Stanford University-USA (1975)
* Languages: French and English (fluent), Spanish (reading and speaking)



François Collet is a senior consultant and/or project manager recognized in the french world of civil aviation, particularly in the airport sector.
He created in 2001 his own consultancy whose references include the french DGAC, Aeroports de Paris, several local authorities, the group Vinci, and the European Commission.
His areas of expertise are macroeconomic, microeconomic and technical. They include the economy and forecast of air transport, planning, engineering, and management of airports.
Before creating his own consultancy, François Collet had successively worked for the French DGAC (directorate of air transport and airport planning department) and the engineering firm Sofreavia. He further was during ten years an entrepreneur in the competitive sector, before returning to the world of civil aviation. He then was the director of development of the Institute of air transport.


Professional experience

Since 2001: Creation and development of Collet Consulting with focus on:
  • Economy and forecast in air transport,
  • Planning and strategic management of airports,
  • Main references: European Commission, Aeroports de Paris, DGAC, local authorities, group Vinci

1998-2000: Director of Development of the Air Transport Institute in Paris (studies and consultancy for airlines, airports, aircraft construction, and governmental institutions)
  • Management of various studies on the development of air transport in Europe and Africa
  • Organisation and direction of an international seminar on the management of airports in Africa.

1988-1998: Chairman and CEO of a family business (150 employees)
  • Strategy,general management,commercial and financial negociations

1982-1987: Project Manager and Senior Engineer within the french firm SOFREAVIA (Société française d'études et de réalisations aéronautiques)
  • Management of engineering studies and turnkey air navigation equipment projects in several developing countries.
1977-1982: Head of department in the french national airport planning service
(Ministry of Transport, Directorate General of Civil Aviation.)
  • Economic studies, environment(including noise exposure plans), capacity and planning concerning airports outside Paris and overseas.

1975-1977: Economic studies within the french directorate of air transport(Ministry of Transport, Directorate General of Civil Aviation)
  • Traffic forecast, costs and fares analysis, participation in ECAC economic task forces



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