Born in Bucharest, Romania, Luize graduated in 1982 from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute (now Bucharest University) – Faculty of Aerospace, with the Engineer Diploma. She worked for INCREST – the National Research Institute in Bucharest until 1994 as an aerospace engineer. In 1992 she completed a post graduate certificate in Management and Administration of an Aeronautical Enterprise from ESC – Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Toulouse, France, following a scholarship granted by GIFAS. In 1994 she immigrated to Canada, working first for Pratt and Whitney Canada and then for the Canadian government as an aviation regulatory authority. She also worked for EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) in Cologne, Germany, and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation in Nagoya, Japan. Presently she is working for Transport Canada as an Aircraft Certification Engineer. She has been a regulatory authority in civil aviation for more than 20 years.
Team Lead Aeroelastic System Identification
DLR - German Aerospace Centre
Dr. Yves Govers joined the German Aerospace Center in 2005. He is currently deputy head of the structural dynamics and system identification department at the institute of aeroelasticity in Göttingen. Throughout his career he led several test campaigns such as the helicopter shake test on Airbus H145 and the aircraft ground vibration test on Airbus A350-900, A320 Neo or the world record plane Solar Impulse. Govers and his team are currently working on real time system identification methods for flight testing to support flight flutter tests and for the development of demonstrators exploring flutter suppression techniques.
Executive Vice-President Sales & Marketing
Holding an Engineering degree in Electronics and Computer Science from a famous french engineering school, Noel Ballot, Executive Vice-President Sales & Marketing at Safran Data Systems, has been involved for more than 30 years in the AeroSpace & Defense Industry. Noel started his career as a specialist in Modal Analysis and Vibration Control systems, where he had the opportunity to spend close to 5 years in the USA working on major Test Ranges for testing major Aircrafts, Helicopters, launch vehicles and missile programs since late 80’s. With an interest in avionics systems, Noel has been involved in designing Mission Computers and Signal Processing systems on many international AeroDefense programs. After coming back in Flight Test in 1999 as a co-founder of an american company focusing into ground Flight Test Telemetry, Noel joined Safran Data Systems at the end of 2004 for promoting airborne and ground Flight Test equipment and Space Ground equipment worldwide, actively promoting new technologies and standards in the community in order to improve efficiency and safety while performing the tests.