AAV In Conversation with Jean-Pierre Clercin of ATR on regional planes and aviation in Asia-Pacific


Jean-Pierre Clercin, head of commercial for Asia-Pacific at ATR. (PHOTO: ATR)

Asian Aviation Editor Matt Driskill is In Conversation with Jean-Pierre Clercin, the head of commercial for Asia-Pacific at regional plane maker ATR. Clercin has worked in Asia for many years and been involved in different segments of the aviation industry, such as commercial aircraft sales, aircraft maintenance and customer support and aviation training. In his current role, Clercin is head of commercial sales across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to taking on this role at the beginning of 2017, he was the ATR sales director (2012-2016) for Australasia and the Pacific. During this period, Clercin helped secure new airline customers for ATR and assisted these airlines with the introduction of ATRs into their fleets. Before joining ATR, Clercin worked (2007-2012) for Mechtronix, which was later acquired by Textron Aviation and rebranded TRU Simulation and Training. Mechtronix was a Canadian company that made flight training devices as well as full-flight simulators for type-rating training for commercial airline pilots. Clercin was based in Singapore and worked across the region for Mechtronix.


He also has experience working in North America. He worked in Montreal for Sinters Canada (2003-2007), a company he helped found. Sinters makes tooling and test equipment required by aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies. Sinters is now a division of Canadian industrial and engineering conglomerate DCM Group. Clercin has a master’s degree in space technology, such as rocket launcher guidance systems, from ESTACA, a university in France that specialises in engineering for the: aerospace, automotive, railway and space industries.

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Matthew Driskill is the Editor of Asian Aviation and is based in Cambodia. He has been an Asia-based journalist and content producer since 1990 for outlets including Reuters and the International Herald Tribune/New York Times and is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong. He frequently appears on international broadcast outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC and has taught journalism at Hong Kong University and the American University of Paris. Driskill has received awards from the Associated Press for Investigative Reporting and Business Writing and in 1989 was named the John J. McCloy Fellow by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York where he earned his Master's Degree.


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