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Romain Trapp promoted to EVP role at Airbus Helicopters; Bart Reijnen becomes new head of AHI

By Vertical Mag | September 1, 2023

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Romain Trapp, former president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc., is now executive vice-president of customer support and services at Airbus Helicopters. Brent Bundy Photo

Romain Trapp has left his role as president of Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) to become the new executive vice-president of customer support and services at the firm’s parent company, Airbus Helicopters.

He is being replaced as president of Airbus Helicopters’ U.S. subsidiary — and head of the North America region for Airbus Helicopters — by Bart Reijnen.

Trapp had spent the last 15 years in North America with Airbus Helicopters, first as CFO of AHI, then as president of Airbus Helicopters Canada, and then president of AHI and head of the North America region.

In his new role, he is a member of the Airbus Helicopters executive committee and in charge of the company’s customer support and services’ business lines: technical support, spares, MRO, and training and connected services.

Bart Reijnen is the new president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc., and head of the North America region for Airbus Helicopters. Airbus Photo.
Bart Reijnen is the new president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc., and head of the North America region for Airbus Helicopters. Airbus Photo.

Reijnen joins AHI having previously worked as CEO of Airbus-owned Satair and as head of material services in Airbus Customer Services. Previous positions included leading on-orbit services and exploration activities within Airbus Defence and Space, and serving as head of that company’s Bremen site in Germany.

In his new role, Reijnen is responsible for developing and executing Airbus Helicopters’ strategy in the U.S. and Canadian markets, managing its resources in the region, and overseeing more than 1,100 employees.

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