At the end of 2010, Pierre Jouniaux founded Safety Line and surrounded himself with professionals in air transport and air safety. This combination of competences allowed the company to identify opportunities for early developpement of technologies at the boundaries between Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

With strong national and international references Safety Line strengthens its expertise, based on its two main assets and founding pillars: aeronautical expertise and data processing, in order to become a leader in the area of « Big Data » for aviation data.

Safety Line’s technical staff is composed of highly experienced professionals with varied and complementary skills. The team’s versatility is an asset when proposing innovative solutions for aviation safety management. Our team is comprised of statistic researchers whose work is focused on identifying weak signals based on recorded flight data and founders of Safety Line gained expertise at the BEA (Bureau d’Enquête et d’Analyse pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile, the French agency responsible for investigation of civilian air crashes).

  Management Team

Pierre Jouniaux

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Aeronautical engineer (ENAC) and principal investigator at the BEA during 12 years, Pierre was involved in many major accident investigations as IIC or Accredited representative (disaster of the Concorde, American Airlines A300-600 accident in New York, Air France A340 accident in Toronto, etc.). He continued his work in aviation safety as special advisor for Vietnam Airlines on FOQA and SMS matters, as well as first officer on ATR72. At present, he totalizes 20 years experience in the fields of air operations and safety.

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Eric Boucher

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Aeronautical engineer of the Ecole de l’air and engineer in telecommunications of Telecom Paris Tech Eric also holds an HEC Executive MBA degree. Eric accumulated 25 years experience in both the civil and military aeronautical maintenance. Benefiting from two years experience as Deputy Director General in charge of Operations in a company delivering services in aeronautical maintenance, he currently puts its experience at the service of Safety Line’s management activities.

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Karim Tekkal

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Holding a Master’s degree in IT from the University of Paris VI, Karim started his carrier at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique,(French public establishment related to industrial and commercial activities whose mission is to develop all applications for nuclear power plants) on which he worked for the validation of on-board systems for the aeronautical certification DO-178B. In addition to his work, Karim has provided trainings at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA) in the on-board branch.

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François Chazelle

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

International aviation sales executive with a solid experience of opening new markets worldwide, François sold commercial aircraft and corporate jets during 12 years with Airbus as well as aviation technical and financial services, respectively with Bureau Veritas and Aviation Finance Company.

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Statsitics & automatic researchers

The research team is composed of doctors in statistics and engineers who collect and process flight data and provide their expertise in different fields of competences such as Statistics, Machine Learning, signal processing, automatic, optimal control… The researchers work closely with several academic partners such as the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA), the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, École Polytechnique ParisTech and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC).


Developers & integrators

The Development Team is composed of computer engineers, programmers (front-end and back-end), and a web integrator. They work closely with the Graphical User Interfaces Designer. Together, they imagine and design the different interfaces of Safety Line’s products and services. In this human-size company, the Customer Support Manager works one on one with the developers which enables maximum flexibility and efficiency.


Support, Marketing, Business Development

The commercial team is composed of a Customer Support Manager and a team dedicated to Business Development. Together, they ensure to satisfy Safety Line’s clients and partners. The Marketing Manager represents the company in France and abroad, at international exhibitions, in the press and online.


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