Mhun, currently Head of Customer Services at Airbus, will succeed EVP Head of Programmes Didier Evrard, who is retiring.
Airbus has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, to the position of Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 1st January 2019.
Mhun, currently Head of Customer Services at Airbus, will succeed EVP Head of Programmes Didier Evrard, 65, who retires around the turn of the year after 41 years associated with Airbus, 20 of those in top management positions. Evrard has been responsible for all of Airbus’ commercial aircraft programmes since 2015. Prior to that, he led the A350 XWB programme from 2007.
Mhun will report to Guillaume Faury, who is due to succeed Tom Enders as Airbus CEO following the Airbus Annual General Meeting on 10th April 2019. Mhun will also become a member of the Airbus Executive Committee.
Mhun joined Airbus in 2004 as Vice President of the A380 Programme and quickly expanded his scope to become Vice President Programmes in Customer Services, leading all in-service programmes. Between 2013 and 2016 he worked in procurement with responsibility for Equipment, Systems and Support.
Mhun has been Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Services since 2016. He has also supervised the Services by Airbus unit and affiliated subsidiaries such as Satair and NAVBLUE.
Before joining Airbus, Mhun held various positions within Air France and the former French airline UTA between 1986 and 2004. He was involved in new aircraft programme entry into service, engineering and maintenance.
Married with three children, Mhun holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) in Lyon.