Airbus unites under a single brand


July 3, 2017 – As of July 1, Airbus SE has been restructured, with its group structure integrated with its largest division, Commercial Aircraft. Airbus states that the move will create benefits in terms of a simpler structure that enables faster decision-making, less bureaucracy, greater collaboration and increased efficiency. This structure will also facilitate the company’s digitalization program which is currently being implemented.

The newly merged Airbus together with the two divisions – Helicopters and Defence and Space – are served by fully integrated support teams in key functions such as finance, human resources, legal, ethics and compliance, strategy, and international and communications.

Airbus’ executive management team is integrated under CEO Tom Enders, with Fabrice Brégier now the company’s first ever company-wide COO and president for commercial aircraft. Dirk Hoke and Guillaume Faury continue as CEOs of Defence & Space and Helicopters, respectively. Harald Wilhelm remains CFO, Thierry Baril the chief human resources officer, and John Harrison continues as general counsel. Airbus now has one single corporate headquarters in Toulouse, home to the company’s single largest industrial site.

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