Airbus named former MBDA executive Didier Evrard to head the A350 XWB program, effective immediately. MBDA is a France-based missile manufacturer. Evrard, 53, "brings proven leadership and program development management capabilities in combination with an understanding of customer needs and business objectives," Airbus President and CEO Louis Gallois said. Prior to its industrial launch last month (ATWOnline, Dec. 4, 2006), the A350 program was coordinated by Executive VP-Strategy Olivier ...

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