ATR appoints Daniel Cuchet as Senior Vice President Engineering
Toulouse, 6 February 2023 – Daniel Cuchet has been appointed SVP Engineering effective from 1 February 2023, and Head of Design Organisation ATR effective 1 January 2023. Daniel joins ATR’s executive committee, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Nathalie Tarnaud Laude. Daniel held the position of Chief Engineer at ATR since 2019.
Daniel Cuchet began his career in 1991 as Technical Director in a high-tech aerospace start-up company specialised in military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Early 2003, he joined Airbus Group as Chief Engineer/Head of Design within the Defence & Space division and worked four years in Germany. Daniel oversaw a 10t-class UAV, Eurodrone, jointly developed by Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo for German, French, Italian and Spanish end-users. Then, he continued his career in France as Head of Programme Management for all UAVs military programmes inside the Group before joining the commercial division as Head of Military derivatives. As part of this role, Daniel was mainly involved with the development of the successful A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) programme.
ATR welcomes Daniel in his new position where he will play a key role in supporting the leading aircraft manufacturer in its continuous development to contribute towards sustainable regional mobility now and in the future.
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company’s employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up less fuel and emit less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.