During its last board meeting, members of USAIRE elected Pascal Parant, Vice President of Marketing at AAR, as the new president. Parant succeeds Philippe Bottrie, who decided not to run for a third term after a brilliant presidency. USAIRE’s objective is to foster international understanding and cooperation in the transatlantic aerospace and high-tech communities. Each year, USAIRE invites top executives to meet with its members during a series of friendly, professional luncheons. USAIRE was founded in Paris in 1959 to bring together a consolidated body of U.S. aerospace industry representatives to interface with government agencies and organizations such as NATO, SHAPE and U.S.A.I.A. USAIRE has over 130 high-profile members and companies.