WEST CHESTER, Ohio — 21 February 2018 — CFM International today announced that Sébastien Imbourg has been named executive vice president, replacing François Bastin.
Mr. Bastin, who had served in the role since February 2015, has been appointed executive vice president of Commercial Engine Programs for Safran Aircraft Engines.
As part of the CFM Executive Team, Mr. Imbourg is responsible for overseeing programs carried out by the CFM joint venture. Along with his counterpart at GE, Allen Paxson, he will also serve as the primary interface between the two companies. Within Safran Aircraft Engines, Mr. Imbourg is general manager of the CFM project department.
Mr. Imbourg began his career at Snecma, now Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE), in 1998 as part of the commercial turbine design team in the engineering division. From 2007 to 2010, he served as chief engineer for the PowerJet SaM146 engine, where he led the certification efforts for that program. In early 2011, he was named head Snecma’s Continuous Improvement department, before returning to the Engineering division as head of the design office.
From 2015 until this latest appointment, Mr. Imbourg was LEAP Program director within Safran Aircraft Engines’ Commercial Engine division.
Mr. Imbourg is a graduate of the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA) in Lyon and holds a Diploma of Profound Studies post-graduate degree in mechanical engineering.
CFM International (CFM), the 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, near Cincinnati. CFM has delivered nearly 33,000 CFM56 and LEAP engines to date, making it one of the most successful aircraft engine suppliers in history. The company was formed in 1974 and the current agreement extends to the year 2040. For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM engines.