Romain Trapp has been appointed president of Airbus Helicopters' U.S. subsidiary, Airbus Helicopters Inc., and head of the North America region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of president of Airbus Defense and Space. Trapp previously served as CFO of Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas, beginning in 2008. He became Airbus Helicopters COO in 2016 and has also been president of Airbus Helicopters Canada since 2013.
Trapp began his Airbus career in 1999 and has held various positions in finance, program management, and general management throughout Germany, France, Canada, and the U.S. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in France and the Stanford Executive Program in the U.S.
“Romain brings a keen understanding of the North American helicopter market, and I could not think of anyone better suited to take on this role than someone who has led such a diverse range of our U.S. and Canadian activities for so long,” said Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even. “I am confident he will continue to support our customers and grow our business in the world’s largest in-service helicopter market.”