Chief Executive Officer
Airbus U.S. Space & Defense
Robert A. Geckle, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer for Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees the operations, activities and strategy of all Airbus US companies in the United States. Based in Arlington, Virginia, Airbus US provides the US Government Customer with fixed and rotary wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, space systems, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems. He previously served as SVP, Head of Airbus S.A.S Legal Affairs – Industry & Services, Europe, China and North America. In that capacity, he led a global team of lawyers and compliance professionals supporting Airbus’ industrial operations, including the Space and Defense activities in the United States. He previously served as VP and General Counsel of Airbus Group, Inc. supporting Airbus’ commercial aviation, rotorcraft and defense and space activities in the United States. Rob received his B.A. cum laude from Middlebury College and JD cum laude from Boston College Law School.