David is passionate about aviation, all kinds of aviation. Besides working in the aeronautical industry, he is also an airplane pilot, vintage planes mechanic and historian.
After graduating from France's top school, Ecole Polytechnique, he completed his studies at Supaéro, a leading aeronautical engineering faculty in Toulouse.
His first appointment involved designing avionics for a range of aircraft and helicopters. He pioneered the use of database and moving maps, created certification requirements for innovative technologies and worked with a wide array of customers, partners and suppliers from France, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA, including the FAA and EASA.
He is now a recognised consulting engineer in the field of embedded safety-critical systems, airworthiness, design certification and organisation approval wrt all French, European and US aeronautical regulations.
He is adamant about simplicity and efficiency in aircraft, engine and systems designâ€¦ as well as in organisations and processes.
He created AircraftManship to help businesses and individuals implement the regulations in a pragmatic and efficient manner, promoting safety and economic development.