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Jacques Villiers

26th of August 1924
Died 13th of March 2012
Nationality French
Citizenship French
Education Aerospace engineer
Alma mater École Polytechnique
École nationale de l'aviation civile

Jacques Villiers, born the 26th of August 1924 at Vaucresson and died the 13th of March 2012 (88 years old) in Paris, is a French aerospace engineer and public servant. He is the founder of the Centre d'études de la navigation aérienne (French air navigation center) and co-founder of the CAUTRA system, the computer system of the French air traffic management.

In the words of Michel Wachenheim: "We can consider Jacques Villiers as one of the main founders of "the French school of air navigation" with everything it has scientific expertise, know-how technological and operational experience. He quickly understood that France could and should play a leading role in this sector, because of its aviation history, its ability to train highly qualified specialists, but also its global ambitions and European geography. He retained confident until the end that we could provide leadership in technical international level, I am reminded of conversations with him on this subject. The best tribute to him is certainly to continue in this way."

  • In partnership with Paul Funel, Le transport aérien français : rapport au ministre d'État, ministre des Transports, La documentation française, Paris 1982 (ISBN: 978-2-11-001014-8)
  • 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), p. 523, Villiers, Jacques
  • Sophie Poirot-Delpech, Mémoire et histoires de l'automatisation du contrôle aérien : Sociobiographie du CAUTRA, L'Harmattan Editions, 11th of September 2009
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