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Astrium engineer has been awarded the ‘Prix Jeunes’

Against stiff competition, an Astrium Toulouse engineer has been awarded the ‘Prix Jeunes’ by the French Aeronautical and Astronautical Association (3AF). Put forward by his managers, Alexandre Falcoz received the award, recognising up and coming talent in the aerospace field.

The selection criteria for the prestigious award were that the candidate be under 30 (the category ‘Jeunes’ meaning ‘young’), work in aerospace and have great potential for development. An Astrium employee last received the award in 2003 (see below list).

Since his PhD thesis, Alexandre has been working in the field of guidance, navigation, control and flight dynamics R&D for Astrium Satellites Central Engineering.
His role leads him to manage several CNES and ESA research projects and also to work trans-nationally across the whole of EADS and beyond.

On learning of his award Alexandre stated: “I am honoured and flattered to have been awarded such a prize by an association as prestigious as that of 3AF. It makes me all the more enthusiastic about my day-to-day work and only serves to strengthen my conviction that my decision to go down the ‘expert’ route was the right way to go. While this prize was awarded to me personally, it is the result of the continuous hard work and dedication of an enthusiastic and close-knit team for whom excellence is their standard.”

Alexandre Falcoz received the award, recognising up and coming talent in the aerospace field

Astrium 3AF ‘Prix Jeunes’ winners of the past 30 years

2003: Vincent Peypoudat (Les Mureaux)
2001: Sylvie Fargeot (Aquitaine), Eric Standarovski (Toulouse)
1993: François Coron (Les Mureaux)
1983: Max Grimard (Suresnes)

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