Airbus has confirmed that Didier Evrard will continue to lead the A350 programme, following the restructuring of the airframer's executive committee under new chief Fabrice Bregier.
Bregier begins a five-year term as chief executive with John Leahy staying as chief operating officer for customers, while Guenter Butschek becomes chief operating officer.
Tom Williams remains executive vice-president of programmes. Charles Champion is executive vice-president of engineering and Domingo Urena-Raso heads Airbus Military.
Airbus's executive committee also includes Harald Wilhelm, who succeeds Hans-Peter Ring as chief financial officer of parent EADS, as well as human resources chief Thierry Baril and procurement head Klaus Richter.