Pierre de Bausset: The flying man
The president and managing director of Airbus India on working in the country, the restrictions in the defence business, and setting up new facilities
At the Airbus office in Delhi’s Aerocity district, Pierre de Bausset, president and managing director (MD) of Airbus India, takes me on a tour. The spaciously laid out office, with its 100 employees (the Bengaluru office has 400), feels new. It’s like all of Aerocity, set in the sprawling wilderness around Delhi’s international airport, along the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. Desktops have screen savers of an Airbus communication satellite being launched in space by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), there’s a whiteboard with team-building games and big cutouts for Airbus maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, as well as models of the company’s jets, helicopters and the Eurofighter, a fighter jet.