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Airbus names C. Jeffrey Knittel new Chairman & CEO

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 09 November 2017

Effective from January 2018


Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel, formerly both Chief Executive of C2 Aviation Capital and President of CIT Transportation Finance, will join Airbus early next year, taking the reins of the company’s business in the Americas.

Knittel, who brings more than 25 years of global aerospace leadership experience to the position, will join the company at its Americas headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, on 12 January, 2018, as Airbus Americas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.   

Airbus Americas’ current CEO, Barry Eccleston, announced that he will retire 28 February, 2018, following more than 12 years of service to Airbus. Allan McArtor, current Chairman of the Board for Airbus Americas since 2001, will remain with the company as Chairman Emeritus.

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