Philippe Plantin de HuguesSpecial Adviser on International Affairs / Senior Safety Investigator
Adviser on International Affairs / Senior Safety Investigator Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile He obtained his Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics in 1991. In 1992 he worked for a year at the NASA Ames Research Center (USA). He joined the BEA Engineering Department in 1993 as a specialist in acoustic analysis. He has participated in all major international investigations involving France since then, involving over 800 events worldwide. He became the head of the Flight Recorders and Avionic Systems Division in 2003 and the Adviser on International Affairs in 2013. He has been: • The Chairman of the EUROCAE WG-50, WG-77 and WG-90, groups with more than 100 members, which published specifications for flight recorders and lightweight flight recording system. He is the recipient of the EUROCAE award (2014) for his commitment to EUROCAE activities and his chairmanship of the Working Groups. • The Chairman of the Flight Data Recovery, and Triggered Transmission of Flight Data working groups for location of an accident site within the framework of the Airbus A-330 Rio-Paris AF-447 accident investigation, groups with more than 130 members. He is: • The Chairman and French Representative on the FLIght RECorder Specific Working Group at International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), • The Chairman of the EUROCAE WG-98, which is currently working on specifications for new-generation of ELT and triggered in-flight transmission.