Airbus Defense and Space gets new President

Chris Emerson

Airbus has appointed Chris Emerson President of Airbus Defense and Space, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas, effective July 1, 2019. Emerson previously served as President of Airbus Helicopters and head of the North America region.

Emerson’s new role moves him from the Airbus Helicopters headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas to the Airbus Defense and Space headquarters in Herndon, VA. With this leadership change, Airbus Helicopters government and military programs including the UH-72A Lakota and business functional roles supporting them, will move to Airbus Defense and Space, reporting to Emerson. The programs and employees transitioning to Airbus Defense and Space will continue operations in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Romain Trapp will succeed Emerson as President of Airbus Helicopters and Head of the North America Region for helicopters.

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