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Francesco Baccarani

Program Manager, Engine Team Leader

Francesco Baccarani joined SGI in 2008 as a Technical Manager and was promoted to Head of the SGI Engine Team in 2016. Francesco leads a team of 10 powerplant engineers, specialized in all the aspects of engine management.

Francesco has over 13 years of airline and aviation experience. In 2004 Francesco was appointed Powerplant Engineer at Volare Airlines, the second-largest airline in Italy where he managed Engine Troubleshooting and Engine Condition Monitoring. Four years later, Francesco moved to IASG, a consultancy company based in London, as Technical Manager Engine Services. In this latter position, he specialized in the management of the PW4000, CFM56, V2500, CF6-80 and CF34-8 engine models.

Francesco has accumulated experience on most engine types used on today’s commercial aviation aircrafts. Whilst managing the SGI Engine Team, Francesco also takes care of engine redeliveries, engine shop visits management (from workscoping before engine induction up to invoice reviews and claim calculation), pre purchase inspections and supports airlines managing their engine fleet.


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