Alberto Robles has been appointed Head of Latin America at Airbus Helicopters. Robles reports to Ben Bridge, Executive Vice President of Global Business – Airbus Helicopters. With more than 30 years of international experience, Alberto Robles has extensive knowledge of the Latin American aerospace industry, where he held various positions at Airbus. Prior to his current position, Robles was Head of International Coordination for Latin America, based in Miami.
Robles was previously Senior Vice President, Latin America, Strategy & International at Airbus, overseeing sales and strategic direction for the company’s businesses in the region. Previously, Robles headed Airbus’ commercial operations in Colombia. Robles has over 20 years of business experience in customer service and sales of military aircraft in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
He also held various technical roles at Airbus including a flight test engineer, production control and on-site maintenance support. Born in 1962, the Spaniard began his professional career in 1987 at Construcciones Aeronuticas SA (CASA) in Spain, which is now part of Airbus. He finished his studies in the USA, where he received a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. Alberto also received a multi-engine VFR / IFR flight license in the United States. Airbus Helicopters has been present in Latin America for more than four decades.
With a fleet of more than 1,400 helicopters in the region, Airbus Helicopters makes up almost a third of the operational fleet in this part of the world. Airbus is the market leader for helicopters with 58% of the civil and parapublican market. The Airbus network of customer service centers in Mexico, Brazil and Chile ensures continuous support for its types of helicopters flying in Latin America and the Caribbean and employs around 1,000 people.
Photo: Alberto Robles, new head of Latin America for Airbus helicopters.
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