Integrated Airbus takes off
The Airbus Group integration process has reached a new phase following the merger of the Group structure with its largest division, Commercial Aircraft, on 1st July.
Seventeen years after EADS and BAE Systems announced their landmark decision to transform Airbus Industrie from a GIE consortium into an Airbus Integrated Company (AIC), Airbus Group announced that the integration process had reached a new phase following the merger of the Group structure with its largest division, Commercial Aircraft, on 1st July.
Following a reorganisation announced in September 2016, Airbus will benefit from a simpler structure that enables faster decision-making, less bureaucracy, greater collaboration and increased efficiency. This structure will also facilitate the digitalisation programme currently under implementation.
The newly merged Airbus together with the two divisions, Helicopters and Defence & Space, are served by fully integrated support teams in key functions such as finance, human resources, legal, ethics and compliance, strategy & international and communications.
Within the streamlined structure, key members of the executive management team are:
• Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer,
• Fabrice Brégier, Chief Operating Officer and President Commercial Aircraft,
• Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Defence & Space,
• Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer of Helicopters,
• Harald Wilhelm, Chief Financial Officer,
• Thierry Baril, Chief Human Resources Officer,
• John Harrison, General Counsel.
Airbus now has one single corporate headquarters in Toulouse, home to the Company’s single largest industrial site.