Security at Airbus by Pascal Andrei, Airbus Chief Security Officer

Event information

Start date :10/01/2019

End date :10/01/2019

Time :11:00 - 12:00

Location : Amphi. Concorde - IAS, 23 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400, Toulouse


Pascal Andrei, Airbus Chief Security Officer, will explain what is behind the term “Security” within Airbus, all domains and all products combined.

In particular, it will review the major security and cyber security threats that a major aerospace and defence company faces on a daily basis… and the art and manner of ensuring business continuity and the pursuit of Airbus’ strategy with confidence.

The opportunity to answer questions on: the possibility or not of hacking into critical aircraft systems; the Airbus-Boeing relationship in this area; how to integrate innovations related to artificial intelligence or big data analytics in complete safety….

On this occasion, Pascal Andrei, a key player in the development of the A380 and A350 programs, will discuss the challenges and revolutions caused by these aircraft.


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Dr Pascal Andrei has a French state PhD degree in Competitive Intelligence & Security from Paris University after a Mathematics and Physics Masters.
He started his career at AEROSPATIALE in 1993 as head of Competitive Intelligence before leading e-business activities in Munich for EADS headquarters.
He created and led Aircraft Security within Airbus before becoming Chief Product Security Officer and Executive Expert for all Airbus divisions overseeing all Airbus products (aircraft, helicopters, satellites, launchers…).

Pascal Andrei is currently Airbus Senior Vice-President Chief Security Officer, leading all Security activities globally for Airbus companywide.
He plays a very active role in international cooperative efforts to guarantee the overall (Cyber and Physical) security of the commercial aviation industry infrastructure. For this contribution, he was nominated personality of the year in 2015 by the Air Transportation System Security community in Dubaï.

He is a reservist of the “GIGN”, the elite police tactical unit of the French National Gendarmerie and was decorated Knight of the Legion d’Honneur in 2017..