Airbus technology chief departs after 18 months in role

STEPHEN TRIMBLE | November 30, 2017

Airbus technology chief departs after 18 months in role
Airbus Group's chief technology officer Paul Eremenko is leaving to take up the same role at United Technologies after a short but eventful year-and-a-half-long tenure. The European manufacturer has confirmed that Eremenko will depart by year-end and be replaced as acting technology chief by Marc Fontaine, currently its digital transformation officer.

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