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Airbus to boost ‘agility’ and ’empowerment’

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 19, 2012

Airbus has unveiled an organisational restructuring meant to cut down on bureaucracy. (Airbus)

Airbus has flagged an organisational overhaul meant to cut down on bureaucracy.

The plan, which Airbus said was in line with its ‘2020 Vision’, will focus on “empowering multifunctional teams” at Airbus sites with engineering, procurement and quality control integrated at plant level. Airbus said all engineering teams will be regrouped under a single leadership.

“We are now ready to give more empowerment and on-the-spot decision-making to our local teams in order to scrap bureaucracy and shorten lines of command,” Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier said in a statement heavy on corporate catch-phrases.

“Boost[ing] agility, efficiency and speed and meeting our high customers’ expectations is the overriding driver for us,” Bregier added.

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