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Thomas GABORIT

BONN

En résumé

AERONAUTICAL AIRWORTHINESS / PROJECT CERTIFICATION MANAGER
Project Development · Maintenance

Dynamic, results oriented and dedicated engineer, with a wealth of experience in the extremely complex and intensely demanding aeronautic industry.

Specialist in airworthiness certification and performance qualification of both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Accomplished at managing critical projects through the entire development life cycle. Routinely exceed expectations through creative problem-solving, precise attention to detail and superb time management abilities.
Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with stakeholders at all levels. Talent for leading and mentoring cross-functional teams to meet and exceed organisational goals. Agile critical thinker and focused decision-maker, adept at managing priorities.

Fluent in French (native tongue), with business-level proficiency in Spanish and English.

Mes compétences :
engineer
Aéronautique
project
ingénieur

Entreprises

  • OCCAR (Bonn - Germany) - Certification & Qualification Manager helicopter TIGER

    2010 - maintenant Direct all activities related to airworthiness certification and performance qualification of the TIGER helicopter. Coordinate and oversee tests performed by industry, monitoring progress, analysis, results and reporting, working closely with National Airworthiness authorities (NAA) and corporate personnel. Define processes, test plans, procedures and specifications, consulting with all stakeholders to achieve optimal efficiency, cost effectiveness, accuracy and safety. Representing member nations, chair the Safety Group, which ensures strict compliance with all applicable regulations throughout the certification life cycle.

    Achievements
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    + improved relations between OCCAR member nations, as well as between government and industry through effective communication, team building and negotiation in the certification/qualification process, achieving alignment of the needs/requirements of all stakeholders.

    + overcame an array of challenges to succeed in securing Type Certification for the TIGER helicopter.

    Company
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    OCCAR - Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation - www.occar.int
    European intergovernmental organisation which facilitates and manages collaborative armament programmes throughout their lifecycle, between the nations of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, with a workforce of approximately 200 employees.
  • ALENIA AERONAUTICA (Turin - Italia) - Flight Test Engineer

    2008 - 2009 Working as part of the C27J JCA flight test team during the American contract phase, contributed to the development of a comprehensive flight test plan for the gathering/interpretation of data necessary for certification/qualification of the aircraft in accordance with U.S. government specifications. Defined operational testing documents and produced detailed analysis of data generated during testing to meet both European (CS 25) and American (FAR 36) requirements.

    Achievements
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    + awarded Engineering diploma in 2009, and offered current and previous positions, based on excellent performance and in-depth technical knowledge gained during this internship.

    Career Note: Attended evening classes concurrently with work schedule from 1999 to 2009, culminating in a diploma in Engineering.

    Company
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    Alenia Aeronautica, Turin, Italy
    Alenia Aeronautica, a 1,000 employee company, was created in 1990 by combining the Finmeccanica aerospace and defence divisions, Aeritalia and Selenia. Alenia was immediately associated with Eurofighter and other advanced programs. In June 2007 Alenia was awarded a contract from the US Department of Defence, worth $2.04B, for 78 C-27J aircraft.
  • AIA CF (France - DGA Clermont-Ferrand) - Aeronautic Project engineer

    1998 - 2010 Aeronautic Project engineer
    AIA Clermont-Ferrand
    septembre 1998 – janvier 2010 (11 ans 5 mois)
    Scheduled, supervised and analyzed final flight testing following maintenance of helicopters and fighters. Oversaw aircraft engine maintenance and supported technical personnel with troubleshooting and problem resolution. Updated maintenance manuals and monitored compliance with manufacturers’ Service Bulletins.
    As Project Manager, spearheaded the integration of retrofit/maintenance of the new aircraft generation, including specification development, retooling planning, business/investment proposal development and contract negotiations (5M€). In addition, directed a project to incorporate airborne camera turrets on large aircraft. Conducted requirements analysis, performed feasibility studies, and formulated technical/financial proposals. Developed the supply chain, supervised project execution and managed costs.

    Project
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    Project : DASSAULT RAFALE maintenance
    - maintenance architecture definition
    - retrofit organisation (technical specifications)
    - business plan and contractual negotiation (5 M€)
    - maintenance support definition
    - investment management

    Project : camera turret airborne integration
    - needs analysis and feasibility studies
    - technical and financial proposition elaboration
    - costs and budgetary management

    Achievements
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    + gained considerable expertise in helicopter technologies/behaviours and cutting-edge modern aircraft (C27J & Rafale).

    + successfully managed a highly complex project to retrofit new generation aircraft, earning promotion to the OCCAR international organisation in recognition of outstanding performance.

    Company
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    AIA Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France
    Maintenance division of the French Ministry of Defence, providing maintenance, repair, customization and modernisation of military aircraft, employing more than 1,000 staff members.

Formations

  • Cnam : Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Métiers CNAM (Aubières)

    Aubières 1999 - 2009 Instrumentation - Mesure

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