Airbus begins integrated structure

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 4, 2017 12:45

Airbus begins integrated structure

On July 1, Airbus full integrated its Group structure with its largest division, Commercial Aircraft. The goal for Airbus is to benefit from a simpler structure that enables faster decision-making, less bureaucracy, greater collaboration and increased efficiency, which will also facilitate the digitalisation programme currently under implementation.

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 & 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 Faury continue as Chief Executive Officers of Defence & Space and Helicopters respectively. 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, home to the Company’s single largest industrial site.

In a letter to staff, Enders confirmed that Bregier would lead programmes, support and services, engineering, manufacturing, procurement and quality in his commercial aircraft role; while Enders would lead sales and marketing “due to the heavy operational challenges in our largest revenue-driving business, and to slightly rebalance our internal burden-sharing.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 4, 2017 12:45