Alain Fauré

Head of Space Systems
Airbus Defence and Space

Alain Fauré has been Head of Space Systems within Airbus Defence and Space since 1st March 2024.  He also became President of Airbus Defence and Space SAS France.

He was previously Senior Vice President Engineering in charge of the Systems Centre of Competence in Airbus Commercial Aircraft. The Centre is responsible for Aircraft Systems for all Airbus aircraft (Aircraft Control, Cockpit and Avionics, Power on board, Landing Gear, Air Systems…). 

Alain was General Manager of Airbus Operations SAS France since 1st January 2023.

He was also Chairman of Airbus Protect, an Airbus subsidiary that specialises in Product Safety and Cybersecurity services.

Between 2014 and 2018 he was Head of Avionics and Simulation Products at Airbus Commercial Aircraft managing a team designing and manufacturing avionics products (electronics hardware and software) and simulation tools. 

Before joining Airbus in 2014, he held a variety of technical and management positions in Thales, where his last assignment was to manage the Electronics Centre of Competence for space application within Thales Alenia Space (TAS). 

Alain graduated as an Engineer in INSA Toulouse. 

As a sports fan, Alain has supported Stade Toulousain rugby since childhood.

Alain Fauré