Airbus Helicopters Reorganizes Leadership Structure

 - July 23, 2019, 9:11 AM

Airbus Helicopters is realigning its executive committee beginning September 1 in a move that it says will strengthen and simplify its collaboration across the group. “The simplification of our organization aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company,” said Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even.

As such, the company is regrouping a number of functions, including programs, quality, and aviation safety, and operations, Even said, calling these shifts “essential in preparing the future of our business...I am confident that this new team will continue to boost our performance and bring value to our customers."

Under the executive committee changes, Alain Flourens, currently executive v-p of industry, will become executive v-p of operations with responsibility for industry and procurement, and Wolfgang Schoder, currently executive v-p of light helicopters and governmental programs, will take the role of executive v-p of strategy, as well as retain his duties as general manager of Airbus Helicopters Germany.

Matthieu Louvot, currently executive v-p of customer support and services, will take over light helicopters and government responsibilities from Schoder in September as executive v-p Airbus Helicopters programs. Beginning in January, Louvot will lead a unified Airbus Helicopters programs division.

In Louvot’s place, Christoph Zammert, currently head of program support, will be promoted to executive v-p customer support and services and join the executive committee. Mathilde Royer, currently head of global set-up optimization project, will take the role of digital transformation officer and head of company transformation. Royer also will join the executive committee, as will Bernhard Weigl, the head of aviation safety and quality.