Director's biography

Rémi Jouty, «ingénieur général des Ponts, des Eaux et des Forêts», took over as Director of the BEA on 1st January 2014.

Rémi Jouty began his career in aeronautical research at the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) where he managed the programmes on aerodynamic and flight dynamics from 1987 to 1995.

From 1995 to 2006, he dedicated himself  to  aviation  safety  at  the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile  (DGAC) in  the SFACT  (the Service  de  la  Formation  Aéronautique  et  du  Contrôle  Technique, which became  the Direction du Contrôle  de  la Sécurité in 2005). He oversaw all activities  related to certification and continuing airworthiness of French-designed or registered public transport aircraft. In  a  European context,  he ran  the  international teams  responsible  for  the A330 and A340, then  the definition of the certification conditions for the A380.

He organised  the gradual transfer of type  certification  activities for  transport  aeroplanes  and helicopters  to  the  European  Aviation  Safety  Agency  (EASA) and  implemented  the  new European regulation on aircraft maintenance, the issuing and continuation of individual airworthiness.

From 2006 to 2008, he took over as head of the Investigation Department at the BEA, and was then asked in January 2009 to assist the Director of the
DSAC (Direction de la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile), the DGAC’s oversight authority with 1,300 staff. While  there , he oversaw  the  process of risk evaluation and reduction.

Married  with  two  children, Rémi  Jouty is  a  graduate  of  the Ecole  Polytechnique and  of  the Ecole Nationale de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ENSAE).

Rémi Jouty has been gliding and has performed over 1,000 flying hours on twin-engine aeroplanes, in IFR conditions.