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Guillaume Faury (born February 22, 1968) is a French engineer and executive currently working as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Guillaume Faury
Born (1968-02-22) 22 February 1968 (age 51)
NationalityFrench
EducationÉcole Polytechnique
Supaéro
OccupationCEO Airbus Group

CareerEdit

Working at Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) for ten years, Faury was the chief engineer of the EC225/H225, being responsible for the heavy helicopter flight tests. He eventually became the executive vice-president for research and development (R&D). In 2010, Faury became executive vice-president for research and development at car maker Peugeot.[1]

In March 2013 Faury replaced Lutz Bertling as the CEO of Airbus Helicopters.[1] As the new CEO, he faced the H225 crash in Norway, killing all thirteen people onboard and grounding all H225 helicopters used in North Sea oil exploitation for a 15-month period. The sale of the helicopter model to the Polish Armed Forces was cancelled. Faury restructured the X4 program leading to the H160 medium helicopter development to be introduced in 2019, and launched the X6 development for a fly-by-wire successor to the Super Puma. He began significant R&D programs like the high-speed X3 Racer and the CityAirbus program.[2]

He replaced Fabrice Brégier as Airbus Commercial Aircraft COO from February 2018.[1] On 8 October 2018, the Airbus Board of Directors selected him to succeed Tom Enders as Airbus CEO, starting from 10 April 2019.[3] Faury will have to shape Airbus' response to the Boeing New Midsize Airplane, face A320neo production and operational challenges, complete A400M negotiations and address slower-selling models like the A330neo.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Dominic Perry (15 Dec 2017). "New Airbus commercial boss Faury is strong choice for role". Flightglobal.
  2. ^ Jens Flottau and Tony Osborne (Dec 18, 2017). "Airbus Facing Leadership Changes Amid Turmoil, Corruption Probes". Aviation Week & Space Technology.
  3. ^ "Airbus Board of Directors Selects Guillaume Faury Future Chief Executive Officer" (Press release). Airbus. 8 October 2018.
  4. ^ Jens Flottau (Oct 11, 2018). "New Airbus CEO Faury Faces Crucial Strategy Decisions". Aviation Week & Space Technology.
Business positions
Preceded by
Fabrice Brégier
COO of Airbus
2018–2019
Succeeded by
Michael Schöllhorn
Preceded by
Tom Enders
CEO of Airbus
2019–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent