Capt Jacques Drappier Conference Chair, APATS & EATS
Captain Drappier is a former Sabena management pilot. He started as a Cadet, and moved up the ranks as FO, then as Captain. Whilst with Sabena he held various positions in the training and flight operations departments, ranging from instructor pilot to Director of the ab initio school, ending his time with them as Executive Vice President of Operations. At Airbus he has been four years responsible of all training programs, followed by two years as Senior Director Flight and Cabin Crew Training. His responsibilities included the development of all A380 training material. In 2007 he took the position of Vice President Training and Flight Operations, responsible for all training matters including four Airbus training centers, and all Flight Ops deliverables like operational documentation, performance software and Safety management systems. In Jan 2011 Jacques has left the executive role and is representing Airbus as senior consultant for training and flight operations matters worldwide. From 2015 Jacques has taken the role of Conference Chair APATS, and in 2018 took over the Conference Chair of EATS. Jacques Drappier has 14,500 hours and has flown all Airbus types from the first A300B2 to the A380 and is instructor on all Airbus FBW. He was born in Belgium in 1952.