BILD 28.5.17…… Grazia Vittadini, Ingenieurin, ist seit Januar Chefin von 7200 Mitarbeitern der Entwicklungs- und Forschungsabteilung von Airbus für Militärtransportflugzeuge, Jets, Satelliten und bemannte Raumfahrt. Ein Team von ihr arbeitet in Bremen am Projekt „Orion“: Auf einer Trägerrakete wird die Nasa-Raumkapsel „Orion“ 2021 mit einer Besatzung zum Mond fliegen.
Prior to this position, Grazia was Vice President Head of Airframe Design and Technical Authority for all Airbus aircraft.
Always leading transnational teams in multiple locations, she also served as Chief Engineer on the Wing High Lift Devices of the A380 in Bremen from first flight to in-service (2005-2009) and then contributed to securing first flight and type certification of the A350 XWB aircraft as Head of Major Structural Tests in Hamburg. The Major Tests for the A320 Extended Service Goal, A380 and A400M were also within her area of responsibility.
Grazia Vittadini started her career on the Italian side of the Eurofighter Consortium, before joining Airbus in Germany in 2002 and setting on her path towards senior management positions.
Currently, she serves as Director of the Airbus Foundation Board and is a member of the Airbus Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.
Grazia graduated from the University Politecnico di Milano in Aeronautical Engineering, and specialized in Aerodynamics (1998).