George Xu appointed CEO of Airbus China


George Xu will be rejoining Airbus as the head of its China business.

Xu (pictured) will be heading up all helicopter and commercial aircraft operations in China. He was previously chairman of the company’s final assembly line for the A320, before becoming party secretary for the Tianjin Youth League.

“I feel honoured to re-join Airbus China as its CEO. China has the largest Airbus fleet in the world and will continue as one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the next decades,” said Xu. “My predecessors and the Airbus China team have achieved great successes in China. I commit to keeping the momentum going and to continue working closely with our teams to achieve new successes. I am confident China will continue to play a key role in Airbus’ global strategy.”

He first joined Airbus in 2005, working on the A320 final assembly line programme, and was promoted to deputy general manager of the programme while also working as director of the Investment Bureau of the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee.