Airbus Group moves managers around

Airbus Group has made three management changes at its Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space Divisions as well as its Aerolia subsidiary.

Effective 5 May, current Aerolia CEO Christian Cornille will be appointed Executive Vice President - Industry of Airbus Helicopters. In this role, he will be in charge of raising the industrial model of Airbus Helicopters to a new standard, which is a key aspect of the Division's transformation plan.

Christian Cornille will be replaced at Aerolia by Cédric Gautier. Cédric Gautier, aged 53, was nominated Senior Vice President, Head of the A400M programme in Airbus in 2011 where he achieved the civil and military certifications and first aircraft deliveries to the customers in 2013. He also heads the legal entity “Airbus Military France” as CEO. Before joining the A400M programme, Cédric Gautier led EADS Sogerma as President and CEO for four years.

Rafael Tentor, aged 57, currently Head of the Light and Medium aircraft programme as well as the Multi-Role Transport and Tanker programme in Airbus Defence and Space, will take over the A400M programme from Cédric Gautier. Rafael Tentor not only has an in-depth understanding of the product and the programme having been involved in the A400M since the early days, but through his current position also brings expertise in the ramp-up of series production.

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