Gary Smith

Head of Engineering
easyJet


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Gary is Business Lead – NEO at easyJet, responsible for all aspects of entry into service of the Airbus A320 NEO with CFM LEAP engines. This role encompasses all aspects of preparation including operational readiness, training and systems and equipment selection. He is also responsible for introduction of the 186 seat A320 in May 2016 along with specification of all cabin equipment.

Previously, Gary was Head of Powerplant and Fleet Transition at easyJet, responsible for all financial, technical and commercial management of 470 engines and management of new aircraft delivery, and redelivery to onward operators and lessors.
Gary was also project manager of the new fleet evaluation programme and NEO engine selection within easyJet.

He has an Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from City University, London, and an MBA from Cranfield University.

Gary is also a keen and active triathlete who has completed several Ironman’s and marathons, and cycled stages of the Tour de France.

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