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Elixir Aircraft continues to structure itself by bringing its airworthiness department in-house

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Elixir Aircraft continues to structure itself by bringing its airworthiness department in-house - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes

As part of its strong growth and in order to continue certifying these aircraft, Elixir Aircraft has announced the internalization of its airworthiness department. Previously carried out externally, airworthiness is now handled in-house, with the recruitment of Anthony Chauveau and Jonas Dauwe as Airworthiness Manager and Airworthiness Engineer respectively. Internalizing the airworthiness department is therefore a major step forward for the La Rochelle-based aircraft manufacturer, which, having passed a milestone by obtaining certification for its Elixir Full Glass Cockpit, is now working on obtaining FAA certification for the Elixir in the United States.

Airworthiness is the ability of an aircraft to fly safely, with respect to :

  • Its occupants 
  • Other aircraft and,
  • People overflown

The mission of the airworthiness department is to ensure that the aircraft flies safely throughout all its life phases.

Anthony Chauveau, a navigability manager who loves versatility, commented: "Having reached one of the highest levels in my previous experience, and not wanting to rest on my laurels, I wanted a change of scenery and to discover new perspectives, while putting my skills and know-how to good use in the service of a company on a human scale and on the way up, where I could rediscover a family atmosphere and a product worth fighting for. My natural choice was Elixir Aircraft."

Anthony studied Mechanical Engineering and Design at the Technlogy University of Belfort Montbéliard (UTBM). After graduating in 2017, he was hired by CEAPR (Centre Est Aéronautique Pierre Robin - the company that owns the intellectual rights to ROBIN aircraft) in June 2017 as an airworthiness and design engineer. Here, he was able to carry out projects in their entirety, including design, certification, methods, industrialization, quality, documentation and so on. It was a very rewarding and exciting time for Anthony. As production rates and development needs increased, he gradually climbed the ladder to become airworthiness manager and head of the design office, while retaining the versatility he cherishes.

Jonas Dauwe, an airworthiness engineer with solid experience, stated: "The Elixir Aircraft project will enable future pilots to train on a modern, economical and reliable aircraft. With today's environmental challenges, and as a private pilot, these arguments motivated me to join the adventure and contribute my skills on a broader spectrum this time! "

After obtaining a double degree in Aeronautical Engineering from ISAE-ENSMA / INSA in 2017, Jonas began his career at NYCO (Consumables for Aeronautics and Defense) as Program Project Manager. He was able to build up solid experience in the aeronautics industry by leading numerous qualification projects for major European OEMs (Safran, GE, Airbus, Honeywell, KMW among others). To get closer to the aircraft, he moved from "qualification" to "certification", working in the H160 airworthiness center at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane.



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