• Brings a wealth of aerospace knowledge and leadership experience, succeeds Paul Eremenko

Airbus Group (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Rodin Lyasoff as Chief Executive Officer of A³, the advanced projects and partnerships outpost of Airbus Group in Silicon Valley. He succeeds Paul Eremenko who became Airbus Group’s Chief Technology Officer. The appointment is effective immediately.

Lyasoff previously served as a project executive at ; he has been a part of the family since September 2015. An accomplished leader in technologies such as autonomous flying vehicles, flight controls, software, systems, and simulation, Lyasoff served as lead controls and software engineer on many UAV programs, including the AAI Shadow and NASA’s Mars Flyer Demonstrator while at Rockwell Collins, Inc. He was an early team member at Zee.Aero and helped architect and implement a platform for commercial drone deployment while at Airware.

“Silicon Valley is a wellspring of inspired individuals in the aerospace industry who work to advance the future of mobility in ingenious ways. As Paul, ’s founding CEO, quickly rose to become CTO of Airbus Group, Rodin was the clear choice to continue A³’s ramp-up and promising work in Silicon Valley,” said Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group. “With extensive experience at the forefront of drone and UAV technology, Rodin is uniquely positioned to lead a fast-paced work environment where solving hard problems is an everyday opportunity. Among other things, I expect him to evaluate and launch new projects for and to drive A³’s projects forward with continuous speed and dedication.”

’s mission is to disrupt Airbus Group and the rest of the aerospace industry. The main focus of the organization takes the form of projects, which are developed in an agile environment, with a transparent and open approach and with the end goal of bringing products to market.  

About Airbus Group

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.


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