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Airbus set to poach Rolls civil engines head: sources

If confirmed, Rolls-Royce engineer will replace retiring Airbus sales chief John Leahy

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The move for 54-year-old Eric Schulz (right) to take over John Leahy's (left) position is pending Airbus board's decision.

Paris

AIRBUS is poised to hire the head of Rolls-Royce's civil engines unit, Eric Schulz, to lead its commercial jetliner sales, after months of uncertainty over the successor to sales kingpin John Leahy, three people familiar with the matter said.

Mr Schulz, president of the civil

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