Christian Scherer has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Airbus SE with immediate effect. He succeeds Eric Schulz, who left the post after just eight months. Schulz followed the controversial John Leahy in January 2018. Scherer was most recently CEO of the French aircraft manufacturer ATR. Until 2016, he worked for the Airbus Group for 32 years in various positions in the areas of marketing and sales as well as strategy and future programs. At Airbus Defense and Space he was Head of Marketing & Sales.