Airbus’s India division head, Anand Stanley, is to take over as president of its Asia-Pacific operation, succeeding Patrick de Castelbajac.

Stanley will take up the post from 1 July, the airframer says, reporting to chief commercial officer Christian Scherer.

He will be based in Singapore and will head the Airbus strategy in the crucial Asia-Pacific region, holding responsibility for commercial aircraft sales and the local operational sites, as well as government affairs and industrial partnerships.

Stanley joined the manufacturer in 2018 and holds the position of Airbus India president and managing director.

He previously worked with aerospace firms including Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky.

Former Asia-Pacific chief Patrick de Castelbajac, who previously led turboprop manufacturer ATR, has been appointed as the head of leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital.