Grazia Vittadini was appointed Executive Vice President Head of Engineering in January 2017. She is member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Defence and Space.
Previously, she served as Senior Vice President Head of Corporate Audit & Forensic, responsible for Airbus Group audit activities worldwide.
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 A320 Extended Service Goal, A380 and A400M were also in her scope.
She started her career on the Italian side of the Eurofighter Consortium, before joining Airbus Operations in Germany in 2002 and setting on her path towards senior management positions.
Currently, she serves as Director of the Airbus Group Foundation Board and is a member of the Inclusion and Diversity Steering Committee.
Grazia graduated from the University Politecnico di Milano in Aeronautical Engineering, and specialized in Aerodynamics (1998).