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Chris Emerson to lead Airbus

Chris Emerson, a veteran Airbus Group executive, has been appointed President and Chief Executive of Airbus Helicopters Inc., effective June 1.  Emerson will also serve as head of Airbus Helicopters North America Region, which includes oversight of both the U.S. subsidiary and Airbus Helicopters Canada. The company’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas, with a manufacturing and production facility in Columbus.

In his new roles Emerson will replace Marc Paganini, who has accepted a new assignment with Airbus Group as head of Special Projects. Paganini has headed Airbus Helicopters Inc., the Grand Prairie, Texas-based subsidiary of Airbus Group Inc., since January 2003.

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