French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation has named Eric Trappier to replace outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Charles Edelstenne, who will step down Jan. 8. As the company’s international executive vice president, Trappier is credited with successfully negotiating the six-nation Neuron unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator and leading the €11 billion ($14.5 billion) sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India. The latter is a deal Trappier will be under intense ...


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