Airbus announced a change to its corporate organization on September 26. The manufacturer’s Executive Committee is creating a dedicated head of its Commercial Aircraft business to oversee sales and production of its airliners.
Under the newly announced plan, Christian Scherer will become new Commercial Aircraft business CEO. He will report to Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, who has until now acted as the head of both the company’s commercial airliner business and its other business lines, which include defense and space programs.
The Airbus executive committee believes the new structure will enable Faury to focus on strategy and corporate transformation at Airbus in an operational environment the company describes as “challenging.”