Monday, May 1, 2017

Airbus DS Military gets new chief

MOBILE, Ala. -- Airbus has appointed Laurent Blattner as President of Airbus DS Military Aircraft, Inc. Blattner will lead a 70 plus employee operation at Mobile Regional Airport that continues to increase its service and support capabilities in maintenance, repair and overhaul of various Airbus military aircraft and components. Blattner's most recent position was with Airbus Services as CEO of Cassidian Aviation Training Services SAS and Aviation Defense Service. Prior to joining Airbus, Blattner served 28 years in the French air force as a colonel where he was in charge of maintenance units dedicated to fighter aircraft. For two of these years he served as an exchange officer at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Blattner succeeds Juan Uriarte, who has been CEO for ADSMAI in Mobile since 2014. Uriarte is returning to Airbus in Europe. (Source: Airbus, 05/01/17)