Planemaking boss Guillaume Faury was named as the next CE  of Airbus on Monday, ending months of uncertainty over the leadership of Europe’s largest aerospace group and underlining the dominance of its commercial jet arm. The 50-year-old Frenchman will replace German-born Tom Enders when he retires at the next shareholder meeting in April 2019, the Franco-German-Spanish company said in a statement. Chair Denis Ranque, a Frenchman, will step down when his own term expires in 2020, it said. The announcement came after the board brought forward discussions on the handover amid a growing leadership vacuum in the wake of a series of management departures, internal and external graft probes and the pre-announced exit of Enders. It did so as the board grappled with the need to avoid appearing indecisive following months of uncertainty over the top job and a string of midlevel and senior departures. On September 28, Reuters exclusively reported Airbus was moving swiftly towards appointing F...

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