Patrick-de-CastelbajacHe succeeds Filippo Bagnato, whose four-year mandate according to ATR's statutes expired at the end of May 2014.

Patrick de Castelbajac started his aeronautical career at MBDA (previously Aerospatiale Missile) before spending three years as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, in Paris. In 2002 he joined the Legal Affairs Direction of Airbus, where in 2007 he became Vice-President Legal Affairs for Purchasing and Intellectual Property. At the end of 2010, Patrick de Castelbajac joined the Commercial Direction of Airbus as Head of Contracts Negotiations. He is French and has Irish origins. He is married and has three children.