September 13, 2018 / 3:03 PM / 2 months ago

EXCLUSIVE-Airbus sales chief Eric Schulz expected to quit - sources

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Eric Schulz, recruited from engine maker Rolls-Royce nine months ago to oversee the battle for jetliner sales against Boeing, is expected to resign his position, three people familiar with the matter said.

Airbus faces a slowdown in sales and is also battling against delays and reliability problems with engines that have left the Frenchman increasingly frustrated, the people said.

Schulz may cite personal reasons should the move be confirmed, the people said.

Airbus declined to comment.

Schulz could not be reached for comment.

Reporting by Tim Hepher Editing by Geert De Clercq

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