The Airbus Board of Directors has chosen Guillaume Faury, currently President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, as future Chief Executive Officer of the entire Airbus group. He will succeed current CEO Tom Enders in April 2019.
After serving in various senior management roles at Eurocopter from 1998-2008, starting as an engineer before moving to Flight Test, he rose to EVP Commercial Programmes and later EVP Research and Development.
A stint as EVP Research and Development at Peugeot followed in 2009, before being lured back to Airbus as CEO of Airbus Helicopters in 2013.
Tom Enders, the current CEO of Airbus, said: “Guillaume is an excellent choice. He has gained broad industrial and aeronautic experience over many years and in many roles both inside and outside Airbus. With his strong values and international mindset, Guillaume stands for the new generation of leaders that Airbus needs for the coming decade. He knows he can rely on me to facilitate a smooth transition.”
“I am honoured to have been selected by the Board to lead this extraordinary company. I look forward to taking on this new challenge with passion and enthusiasm, relying on the exceptional expertise and engagement of all Airbus people around the world,” said Guillaume Faury. “For the coming months I remain fully dedicated to leading the commercial aircraft business, delivering our utmost to satisfy our commercial aircraft customers and transitioning the organisation to the next generation of leaders.”