François Caza graduated from McGill University in 1984 in Aeronautical Engineering. He joined Bombardier Aerospace that same year where he started his career as Manager, Structures and was later promoted to Director, Technical Engineering. In 2004, his leadership and technical expertise led him to be appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Engineer.
In September 2014, François Caza was appointed Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer of the new Product Development Engineering, Aerospace group within Bombardier’s new organizational structure. He leads and oversees Core Engineering, the Integrated Product Development Teams, the Bombardier Flight Test Center, Product Integrity and Airworthiness, as well as Strategic Technology and Advanced Product Development. His group also works in partnership with the business segments to bring Bombardier’s new aircraft programs (Global 5500, Global 6500, Global 7500 and Global 8000) to entry-into-service.
In his various roles, he participated in the product development of the CRJ family of commercial aircraft (CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000), the Global Express business jet and the Challenger 300 business aircraft.
François Caza is a Member of l’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and, since November 2002, has acted as Chairman of the Concordia Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation. As well, he was an executive member of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) from May 2006 to September 2014. Mr. Caza also joined the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies in February 2012, where he is the Vice Chair of the working group on Technology Development, Demonstration and Commercialization.