Charles Champion is set to retire at the end of 2017. Photo courtesy of Airbus
Airbus Commercial Aircraft Head of Engineering Charles Champion is set to retire at the end of 2017, Airbus says. Taking his place would be Jean-Brice Dumont, head of engineering at Airbus Helicopters.
Jean-Brice Dumont, head of engineering at Airbus Helicopters, is to become the new head of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Engineering. Photo courtesy of Airbus
“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Charles Champion for his outstanding contribution to Airbus throughout his career,” says Tom Enders, Airbus' CEO. “Since he joined Aérospatiale in 1980, he has been engaged in almost every aspect of the business from manufacturing to programs, sales to customer services and, in the latter years, engineering. Airbus owes much to his experience, commitment and energy. I wish him all the best for his personal future.”
Dumont joined Airbus in February 2004 as engineer and development project manager for the NH90 program. He then went on to become the NH90 chief engineer and NHIndustries' technical director. Dumont is to move from Airbus Helicopters to Airbus Sept. 1, complete a transition phase, then take Champion’s place in December.