This week saw an announcement regarding the promotion of Airbus sales chief Christian Scherer to the CEO of Commercial Aircraft.
It is understood this change in organisational structure will take place on January 1, 2024, with this expected to be approved by the company’s social partners.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Airbus Sales Chief Christian Scherer Gets A Promotion…
Commenting on the promotion for Christian Scherer was Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, who said the following:
“Since 2019, the leadership roles of Airbus and its Commercial Aircraft business have been combined, providing alignment and speed of execution during a period of multiple crises and change.”
“Airbus has now put itself on a clear trajectory in line with its purpose of ‘Pioneering sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world'”.
“Empowering Christian in the Commercial Aircraft CEO role will enable us to reinforce focus on the success of our Commercial Aircraft business while allowing me to dedicate my time to steering Airbus in a complex and fast-evolving global environment”.
“Christian and I have been working hand in hand over the last five years and we will continue to do so in this new configuration.”
“I admire Christian’s business acumen and I’m happy to move forward with him to deliver on Airbus’ ambitions.”
Scherer himself commented on his own announcement saying:
“It is an honour and a thrill to be called upon to lead our Commercial Aircraft business at such a critical time for our industry”.
“I’ll put my passion and that of Team Airbus at the service of our customers to meet our operational objectives as we work to consolidate our success, continuously improve, and prepare the future of our products and services.”
“As we do so, we will work closely with our partners and suppliers worldwide on our common roadmap to decarbonise aviation.”
During his time as sales chief for Airbus, Scherer has been responsible for some big blockbuster orders such as IndiGo’s 500-strong order for A320 Family aircraft, as well as more recently, Air France-KLM’s order for up to 90 A350 aircraft.
All eyes will be on him to see how his new role goes in January 2024.
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