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Louis Pailhas

2nd of March 1926
Nationality French
Citizenship French
Education Aerospace engineer
Alma mater École Polytechnique
French Civil Aviation University
Occupation Councillor of Bouilh-Devant and member of the Académie de l'air et de l'espace
Years active 1951 - 1990 (39 years)
Employer Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile
Known for Director-General of the French Civil Aviation University
Predecessor Gilbert Manuel
Successor André Sarreméjean

Louis Pailhas, born the 2nd of March 1926 in Foix, is a French politician and aerospace engineer. From December 1967 to 1982, he was head of the French Civil Aviation University.

Graduate from French Civil Aviation University (Promotion 1949), he has done different job in civil aviation before joining the French Civil Aviation University in December 1967, the first to hold that position in Toulouse. He resigned in January 1982.

After that, in 1998, he is assistant of the Mayor of Toulouse, and then deputy Mayor for science, aeronautics and space activities in 2001.

Louis Pailhas is member of the Académie de l'air et de l'espace.


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