Francois Lassale has extensive background in the aviation industry, as a pilot, an executive leader, and everything in between. Currently, Lassale is the Operations Director for HeliOffshore, a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to improve flight safety and advance technical competence globally. Lassale is rresponsible for fostering consistent development, exchange and use of best practices. He is constantly communicating with customers, regulators and industry partners to address common interests related to safety, technology, aircraft design and performance.
Lassale is also a Managing Director for Vortex, USA. In this role, he is responsible for developing annual operating plans that support the strategic direction set by the board. Vortex, USA provides turnkey aviation solutions to the industry. Lassale also serves as Vice Chairman of the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the International Association of Aeronautical Flight Auditors (IAAFA) and is a board member and Corporate Aviation Management Committee member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
Prior to these current appointments, served as the Directory for Safety and Strategic Development for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Presidential Flight. Lassale also served as an infantry officer in the South African Defense Force and a pilot in the Royal Air Force.