8th May 2024

Vallair appoints François Biarneix as new Operations Director

Luxembourg – 8th May 2024: Vallair,the mature aircraft asset specialist dedicated to the support of operators and lessors, has appointed François Biarneix as Operations Director. Based in Chateâuroux, Biarneix will oversee the strategic deployment and operations of Vallair’s aerostructure and composite shop, engine shop, logistics department, and aircraft dismantling activities. Biarneix brings a wealth of management experience, further strengthening Vallair’s senior team and capabilities.

His work history spans over two decades, recently including the role of Technical Manager for a supplier specialising in the parts production for Airbus and Safran programmes, and later as a Plant Manager in the automotive sector.

During Biarneix’s career he headed the team that successfully transferred A330 component production from Airbus’ Nantes facility to their Indraero facility. This included the creation and expansion of a technical department and orchestrating significant plant transformation, resulting in substantial revenue growth.

With a passion for the aerospace industry, Biarneix explains why he was drawn to Vallair: “I was attracted by the strong leadership from the CEO and senior team as well as the great potential for development and growth over the next five years. I see opportunities ahead for implementing standards and procedures, optimising layouts, deploying Lean tools and streamlining processes to improve TATs and deliver increased cost-savings for customers.

“I believe one of our greatest strengths as a Company is our flexibility and the ability to adapt to market trends and changing demand. Vallair has exciting plans to expand its operations including increased aerostructure capacity, creating a logistics hub, and increasing dismantling activity. We are also looking at further development in our new engine shop to manage module replacement through to maintenance.”