Bart Reijnen has been appointed president of Airbus Helicopters U.S. subsidiary Airbus Helicopters Inc. and head of its North American region. He succeeds Romain Trapp, who has held the position since 2019 and is now Airbus Helicopters’s executive v-p for customer support and services and a member of the company’s executive committee. Reijnen previously served as CEO of Satair, an Airbus Services company, since Nov. 1, 2016. In May 2021, he took on an additional role as head of material services in Airbus Customer Services, which included Airbus’s flight-hour-services activities.
Prior to joining Satair, he led the on-orbit services and exploration activities within Airbus Defense and Space and was head of the Bremen, Germany site since 2013. Before that, he served as CEO of Dutch Space (now Airbus Defense and Space Netherlands). Reijnen holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In his new position, Reijnen will be responsible for the activities of Airbus Helicopters in Canada and the U.S., overseeing more than 1,100 employees in the region.