CFM International said Eric Bachelet is now president and CEO of the 50/50 joint venture company between Snecma and GE. He replaces Pierre Fabre, who held the positions since September 2001 and left to become executive VP of Turbomeca, which like Snecma is owned by Safran Group. Bachelet, who joined Snecma in 1971, participated in the early design of the CFM56. Before assuming his new post, he was COO of Aircelle, which specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of engine nacelles.

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