Airbus is to create a new business unit, “Airbus Corporate Jets” in response to increasing business volume from a growing customer and operator base, in order to better serve the corporate and luxury aircraft market.
The move brings together commercial, programme and support activities into the same environment and has the benefit of having a direct link into the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre cabin-outfitting subsidiaries as part of the network of Airbus approved aircraft completion centres around the world.
According to Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy: “With almost 200 Airbus corporate jet sales to date, we now serve a growing and increasingly important community, and combining all the various aspects of this business will help us to serve our customers better while paving the way for further expansion”
President Airbus Corporate Jets, Habib Fekih: “Our corporate jet customers and operators already benefit from the features, reliability and support that we build into our modern airliner family, but we also recognise that they have different needs, and our more integrated Airbus Corporate Jets division will help us to address these even better and more responsively”
As part of this move Airbus plans to expand its presence in key markets throughout 2012 onwards with the aim of providing potential to launch further products and services.