Airbus Helicopters Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, has appointed Romain Trapp as its new president and head of the North America region for helicopters.
Trapp, who previously served as CFO of Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas, starting in 2008, replaces Chris Emerson, who will take on the role of president of Airbus Defense and Space.
“Romain brings a keen understanding of the North American helicopter market, and I could not think of anyone better suited to take on this role than someone who has led such a diverse range of our U.S. and Canadian activities for so long,” said Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even.
“I am confident he will continue to support our customers and grow our business in the world’s largest in-service helicopter market.”
Trapp began working at Airbus in 1999, holding various positions in finance, program management, and general management throughout Germany, France, Canada, and the U.S.
Following his stint in Texas as CFO of Airbus Helicopters Inc., he became Airbus Helicopters COO in 2016 and has also been president of Airbus Helicopters Canada since 2013.
Trapp is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in France and the Stanford Executive Program in the U.S.