Airbus Helicopters names new head of external communications

Airbus has announced that, effective January 2020, Laurence Petiard will serve as head of external communications for Airbus Helicopters, the company said.

In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating Airbus Helicopters´ media relations, web, and social media activities.

Laurence has worked for the last five years in the Airbus Helicopters media relations department, where she oversaw external communications for a variety of civil and military helicopter programs, while also acting as the main contact for French media, amongst others.

She has been with the company since 2005 in various project management roles, including four and half years with the H160 program team. A Franco-British citizen, Laurence holds an MA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Glasgow in Scotland with additional media relations certification from the Paris based school of Journalism (ESJ-Pro).