Bruno Even becomes CEO of Airbus Helicopters
Bruno Even moves from Safran Helicopter Engines to take over from Guillaume Faury at the helm of Airbus Helicopters.
Airbus has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1st April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee.
Even comes to Airbus from Safran where he has been CEO of the Helicopter Engines business since 2015. He succeeds Guillaume Faury who will assume his duties as President Airbus Commercial Aircraft next week.
A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique engineering school, Bruno Even joined the French Ministry of Defence in 1992 where he was in charge of development of the Helios II satellite. In 1997, he transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become technical advisor for the Director of Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament.
In 1999, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines (ex-Turbomeca) where he held a number of management posts up to Executive Vice President Support and Services. From 2013 to 2015, he was CEO of Safran Electronics & Defense (ex-Sagem).