Guillaume Faury takes the pilot seat at Airbus as CEO

Guillaume Faury has replaced Tom Enders as Airbus CEO, following the aviation giant’s 2019 AGM in Amsterdam. Faury has also joined the Board of Directors for three years.

Airbus has appointed Faury, previously president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, as Enders’ replacement since October 2018.

Faury, whose bulk of career was spent in the aerospace industry, started his career in the French defence ministry before joining Airbus’ helicopter division in 1998, according to a AFP report.

He then left for a four-year stint in research and development at French car group Peugeot in 2009, before rejoining Airbus. In February 2018, he was appointed head of the civil aviation division.

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