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Tarbes, 11 February 2018

The Board of Directors of TARMAC Aerosave, an industrial group based in Tarbes, Toulouse and Teruel in Spain, specialising in aircraft maintenance, storage and recycling, has appointed Patrick Lecer to be CEO.

With 35 years of experience in international aviation and a career in Airbus group, Patrick Lecer took up the position of CEO of TARMAC Aerosave, a subsidiary of Airbus, Safran and Suez groups on 1st February 2019.
Previously he was Vice-President Quality for Airbus Customer Services worldwide.

Patrick Lecer brings his expertise in maintenance and customer support to TARMAC Aerosave. He began his career in Air France’s maintenance division, then, in the late 80s, he joined the MINOS joint-venture created by Air France, Sabena and Sogerma. Based in Dubai, on behalf of Emirates, he led a team of engineers and directed operations, support and sales to launch the airline.

Patrick Lecer then held various senior positions in a number of markets: Africa, Asia, Central America, the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean.
In the early years of the 2000's, he was Director of Airbus Customer Support in the USA, before being called back to head office to oversee the entry into service of the first A380 for Singapore Airlines. He returned to the USA in 2009 as Vice-President of Airbus Americas’ Services & Customer Support.

In 2014, Patrick Lecer became CEO of Sepang Aircraft Engineering, an MRO based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He built a single-aisle hangar there and had set up the first eco-friendly paint shop in the region. Patrick Lecer returned to headquarters having set the stage for the now fully owned Airbus subsidiary.
Patrick Lecer is taking over at TARMAC Aerosave, now a leading player in aviation maintenance, as Europe’s premier aircraft storage base and exclusive expert in environmentally friendly recycling, using unique processes.

"I'm joining TARMAC Aerosave with the feeling of belonging to a company that is recognised around the world with a dynamic and innovative image. I intend to give a new impulse to my predecessor’s work, Philippe Fournadet, to keep TARMAC at the forefront of changes in the aviation sector, with the prime aim of customer satisfaction.” said Patrick Lecer on taking up his position. 
About TARMAC Aerosave
Founded in 2007 in Tarbes (France), in 2013 in Teruel (Spain) and Toulouse-Francazal (France) in 2017, TARMAC Aerosave has the largest aircraft storage capacity in Europe, supported by EASA/FAA Part 145 expertise in aircraft maintenance and recycling. The group’s three sites can accommodate up to 300 aircraft and its maintenance activity covers the main commercial platforms (Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Bombardier, and Embraer). A dedicated engine workshop takes care of dismantling or repairing CFM56. With an environmentally-friendly approach, TARMAC Aerosave continues to develop advanced techniques for dismantling and recycling, recognised by ISO 14001 certification, and has achieved a recovery rate of more than 92%. TARMAC Aerosave also holds EASA Part 147 approval. With a solid shareholder base (Airbus Group, Safran Group and Suez), in 11 years TARMAC Aerosave has managed to accommodate more than 700 aircraft and dismantle 135 aircraft and 110 engines.
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