As Senior Vice President, Head of Propulsion Engineering, Frank is accountable for the end-to-end integration of all propulsive and non-propulsive powerplants in Airbus Commercial Aircrafts, including APUs, pylons and nacelles. His organisation needs to provide the capability of design, development, certification and continuous airworthiness management of the propulsion and power systems in all commercial products. Furthermore, the role is responsible for the definition and leadership of technical propulsion/powerplant strategy for Airbus Commercial Aircraft with all internal and external partners as well as driving the relevant technology and industrial capability acquisition programmes.
Frank is a dynamic and accomplished leader with a wealth of operational, strategic and product design & technology experience in aeroengine design. He has operated businesses and worked with customers, teams and suppliers in Europe, Asia and America. He recently changed from the position of Chief Engineer of Large Engines (incl all design engineering) at Rolls-Royce plc, to the Airbus Toulouse base to look after propulsion engineering for Airbus. He is a Fellow of the RAeS and a Visiting Professor for the University of Oxford he also holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering