UPDATE 1-Peugeot R&D chief to head Eurocopter

Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:23pm EDT
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* Faury also worked for Eurocopter from 1998-2008

* Eurocopter's Bertling to become Bombardier Tansportation COO

* Bertling is second EADS division head to leave in six months

By Cyril Altmeyer and Dominique Vidalon

PARIS, March 12 (Reuters) - European aerospace group EADS on Tuesday said it had named Peugeot research and development chief Guillaume Faury to head its Eurocopter division, replacing Lutz Bertling, who is resigning.

Faury, 45, one of two senior executives who left the struggling French carmaker's board on Tuesday, will take over at Eurocopter, the world's largest maker of helicopters for civilian use, on May 1.

Bertling, 50, at the helm of the Eurocopter since 2006, is leaving to become President and Chief Operating Officer of Berlin-based Bombardier Transportation, in June, parent Canada's Bombardier said in a separate statement.

Bertling is the second EADS division head to depart since Tom Enders became CEO of Airbus parent EADS in May 2012.   Continued...