According to industry sources, Airbus has made changes to the leadership of its A320-family jetliner programme, which is a major contributor to the world’s largest planemaker’s profits, due to the company’s need to cope with intense industrial pressures and a steep production ramp-up. Michael Menking, the current head of the programme, will now be responsible for special projects within Airbus’ core commercial business.
Christoph Zammert, who currently leads support and services for Airbus Helicopters, will take over Menking’s position. The rotor division’s revenues comprise approximately half of Airbus Helicopters’ total revenues. Airbus has declined to comment on the internal appointments.