The European Center for Advanced Inflight Recovery (ECAIR) is the first European center for pilot skills development and research relating to aircraft upset recovery and loss of control in flight (LOC-I).
The company was founded by Philippe Borghini, a former fighter pilot in the French Air Force. It is headquartered at Bordeaux-Mérignac airport, with further training centers being located in Paris and Agen in southern France.
ECAIR instructors are highly experienced pilots in flight envelope exploration and upset recoveries. They are experimental test pilots with aeronautical engineers degrees or airline pilots with fighter pilot background.