Airbus Names Christian Scherer as New Commercial Aircraft Business CEO
Airbus has nominated Christian Scherer as the company’s new Commercial Aircraft CEO, a new dedicated role focused specifically on this business segment. In his new position, Mr. Scherer will report directly to Airbus’ CEO, Guillaume Faury.
On Tuesday (September 26, 2023), Airbus announced the appointment Christian Scherer as CEO of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, a newly created role to ensure dedicated operational focus for this business sector in challenging times. This change represents an evolution of Airbus’ Executive Committee structure, which will allow the group CEO to focus on the company’s overall strategic, global and transformational agenda. The new organizational setup will be established in the coming months in collaboration with the company’s social partners, with the goal of going live in project mode from January 1st, 2024.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Airbus’ CEO, Guillaume Faury, said,
“Since 2019, the leadership roles of Airbus and its Commercial Aircraft business have been combined, providing alignment and speed of execution during a period of multiple crises and change. Airbus has now put itself on a clear trajectory in line with its purpose of ‘Pioneering sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world’. Empowering Christian in the Commercial Aircraft CEO role will enable us to reinforce focus on the success of our Commercial Aircraft business while allowing me to dedicate my time to steering Airbus in a complex and fast-evolving global environment. Christian and I have been working hand in hand over the last five years and we will continue to do so in this new configuration. I admire Christian’s business acumen and I’m happy to move forward with him to deliver on Airbus’ ambitions.”
Also commenting on his new role, Airbus Commercial Aircraft’s CEO, Christian Scherer, said,
“It is an honour and a thrill to be called upon to lead our Commercial Aircraft business at such a critical time for our industry. I’ll put my passion and that of Team Airbus at the service of our customers to meet our operational objectives as we work to consolidate our success, continuously improve, and prepare the future of our products and services. As we do so, we will work closely with our partners and suppliers worldwide on our common roadmap to decarbonise aviation.”