AMN GROUP LEADERSHIP
President, Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board
Abdoulaye N’Diaye was until end of 2014 the Secretary General of the European Organization of Civil Aviation Equipment EUROCAE and the General Manager of EUROCAE Communication. In this position is played a major role in the progress of Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research program deployment and its initial Pilot Common Project as well as a critical role in the European RPAS insertion Roadmap, while transforming the organisation and turning it into a financially sound one and securing its future by initiating strategic partnerships with European Commission Bodies, International Civil Aviation Organization, USA standardisation players, Russian Industries and African 54 states. He has also successfully developed the Training and Engineering activities while maintaining the core Working Group technical contributions at high regime and nearly doubling the Human Resources of the organization.
Abdoulaye N’Diaye was until 2011 the Director of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS/RPAS) Avionics within the Thales Avionics Division. He was in the same period the Secretary General of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.
Abdoulaye N’Diaye is the architect of major business development and teaming initiatives with large US corporations on Military Air Mobility and Retrofit Programs, and the capture leader of large projects like US Army Joint Cargo Aircraft JCA and US Air Force Strategic Tanker KC-X/KC-30.
In his different appointments in different countries including France, UK and the USA within the Thales Group, he has participated to some of the major European Aerospace civil programs such as:
- the Airbus A320 Fly by wire electronic & software revolution,
- the Airbus A330/A340 Electronics Instrument Systems,
- the Certification of the l’Aéropostale Boeing B737-300, British Aerospace BAe RJ146 and the Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-83 to CAT3B all weather operations,
as well as military programs such as:
- the Nimrod MRA-4 ISTAR Modernization Program,
- the EADS-CASA C-295 Airlift and Maritime Patroller, and various Lockheed Martin C-130 Retrofit Programs,
- the Australian Multi Role Tanker and Transport (MRTT),
- the UK Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) based on the militarization of the Airbus A330.
and has developed a sound global network of experts.
Between 1998 and 2001 Mr. Abdoulaye N’Diaye was with Rockwell Collins where he participated to the Corporation Lean Electronics initiative. He played also other roles as Certification Office Manager and Product Line Team Leader, achieving the first world civil certification of an IP Airborne Integrated Network System on Condor A320 and the first LCD glass Display Unit EASA/FAA certification on DHL Airbus A300-600.
Mr Abdoulaye N’Diaye, graduated from National Institute of Civil Aviation in France (ENAC) as an Aircraft Design, Operations and Civil Air Transport Management Engineer in 1989. He also hold a TT Pilot License.
Mr Abdoulaye N’Diaye is 50 and is born in Thies (Senegal). He lives now in Bordeaux (France) with his wife Isabelle and their four children.
Good technical knowledge coupled with high diplomatic and negotiation skills.
A multi-cultural background facilitates Abdoulaye’s integration into any new environment and in addition, he has excellent social skills which just make it a pleasure to work with.
Truly knows the tools of his trade and is a craftsman in the application of those tools. Does his homework—quietly and professionally, never leaving anything to chance. Is an astute cheer leader for his affiliates, and consummate team player in every respect.
The l’AEROPOSTALE HFDS brought a new concept in low visibility operations in terms of automatic and manual takeover hybrid operations association and certification regulation. It had enabled l’AEROPOSTALE B737-300 fleet low visibility approach and take-off capabilities to be extended from CAT IIIA to CAT IIIB ones.
As HUD Operations Manager of SEXTANT AVIONICS company, Mr Abdoulaye NDIAYE has been in charge, in association with my own department, of delivering operations and navigability documentation (MMEL, AFM, OPS Manual, SDN etc…) and we have been very happy of his job.
Mr Abdoulaye NDIAYE was deeply involved in the HFDS system design and his total knowledge of the HFDS and the B737-300 Aircraft systems have been of great support to me and the maintenance people in our work of integrating this new and innovative system in our airline operations.