A graduate of France’s most prestigious college, the Ecole Polytechnique, David Gallezot is a Supaéro engineer. A truly passionate fan of aviation, an airplane pilot, mechanic and historian, he wanted to be a glider pilot and parachutist. He ended up as a plane-maker. In his first post, he designed the avionics of a wide range of airplanes and helicopters. He was among the pioneers in aerial cartography and data-bases, developing the certification requirements for innovative technologies. He worked for a wide range of clients, partners and suppliers in France, Germany, Canada, the UK and the USA, including work for the FAA and EASA. Responsible for airworthiness at Sky Aircraft, he contributed to the organisation of this start-up which aimed at designing the “Douglas DC-3 of the 21st century”. David Gallezot became a consulting engineer recognised in the fields of onboard systems with high safety levels, from certification to design and approval by the European and American aviation authorities. Uncompromising with regard to simplicity and efficiency in the design of aircraft, engines and systems, and the great importance of safety, David Gallezot is also deeply committed to social and environmental responsibility. He set up Avions Mauboussin with the dream of reviving a famous French light airplane manufacturer from the 30’s and, at the same time, of applying the latest green technologies and procedures to general aviation.
Workshop n°08 : « Aeronautics»