An outstanding engineer, Claude Frey passed away on January 14, 2019, at the age of 78.
Born on August 9, 1940, he joined the Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space (SupAéro) in 1964. He was hired by Dassault Aviation in March 1965.
As a test engineer, he worked from 1966 to 1974 on the MD-620 missile, the Jaguar and the Mercure. Seconded to Air Inter to provide customer support for its aircraft, he joined the Falcon world from 1974 to 1981 as a test engineer for the Falcon 50, before being appointed head of Guardian flight tests at Little Rock.
He then became the flight test engineers’ representative at Cazaux.
He served as Missions Director for Total Quality from 1988 to 1993, when he was appointed Director of the Falcon customer service.
He retired at the end of June 2005.