Jul 4, 2017: Airbus SE on 1 July integrated as planned its Group structure with its largest division, Commercial Aircraft.
Following a reorganisation announced in September 2016, Airbus will benefit from a simpler structure that permits quicker decision-making, less administration, larger teamwork and increased efficiency. This structure will also make possible the digitalisation programme presently under implementation.
The newly merged Airbus together with the two divisions, Helicopters and Defence and Space, are served by fully incorporated support teams in chief functions such as finance, human resources, legal, ethics and compliance, strategy & international and communications.
Airbus’ executive management team is integrated under chief executive officer Tom Enders. Fabrice Brégier is now the first ever company-wide COO and president commercial aircraft. Dirk Hoke and Guillaume continue as chief executive officers of defence & space and Helicopters. Harald Wilhelm remains chief financial officer, Thierry Baril Chief human resources officer and John Harrison continues as general counsel. Airbus now has one single corporate headquarters in Toulouse, France, home to the Company’s single largest industrial site.