STEVE Walters has been appointed to manage the Wingmakers' highly-successful Under-19 squad, who won the Welsh Premier Under-19 league title last season.
"I'd like to welcome Steve to Airbus, he is just the type of character to ensure the good work of Lee Starkey and Steve Benyon moves on to the next level, hopefully getting a number of our talented youngsters through to first team level and beyond," says chief operating officer Stewart Roberts.
"Steve will work closely with Andy Preece and the management team as we look to reinforce in all the right areas."
Walters began his playing career with Crewe Alexandra and made his debut aged 16 years and 119 days on 6 May 1989 against Peterborough United.
Through the early part of the 1990s he built up 173 appearances for the club in all competitions, also scoring 11 goals.
This included an appearance in the 1993 Football League Third Division play-off final, which Alex lost on epnalties to York City, though they gained automatic promotion a year later.
Walters dropped out of League football in 1995, aged only 23, and joined Northwich Victoria where he spent five years.
He then signed with Morecambe, where he spent one season, moving on to Stevenage Borough and then Kidsgrove Athletic.
In 2002, Walters signed for Rhyl and scored eight goals from 53 (+3) Welsh Premier appearances during two seasons at Belle Vue and was a key member of the squad that won the domestic treble in 2003/4.
He later went on to manager Rhos Aelwyd in the Cymru Alliance.
"I'd like to thank Airbus for giving me the opportunity to join an ambitious, up and coming club during these exciting times," says Walters.
"It will be a privilege to work under Andy Preece and Andy Morrison, who are doing a fantastic job.
"I can't wait to return to football, helping the youngsters to improve and hopefully into the first team."