Alain Flourens joins Airbus Helicopters

Alain Flourens, currently head of the A380 Programme, will join Airbus Helicopters as head of engineering on 1 July 2017.

Flourens replaces Jean-Brice Dumont who has been appointed as head of engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft. Dumont will join Airbus Commercial Aircraft on 1 September 2017.

Flourens will become a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters. His succession will be subject to further notice.

“After 10 years of heading the A380 Programme, Alain Flourens has been instrumental in putting the A380 Programme on a stable trajectory – with breakeven now achieved over the last two consecutive years,” said Fabrice Brégier, president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft. “I wish to thank him on behalf of everyone at Airbus for this.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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