Wolfgang Schoder, Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President, Light Helicopters and Governmental Programmes and CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, has held a variety of high-level management positions during a nearly 20-year career with Airbus Helicopters and its predecessors.
Prior to his current role, which he assumed in October 2013, Wolfgang Schoder served as Airbus Helicopters’ (then-Eurocopter) Executive Vice President, Programmes from 2011 until 2013.
He also held numerous positions within the Eurocopter Deutschland industry and site management, such as Vice President, German Sites Management; Vice President, Commercial Helicopters; General Manager, German Sites; Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management; and Senior Vice President, Air Vehicles.
Wolfgang Schoder began his industry career in Airbus’ (then-EADS) Military Aircraft division, where he was first a Systems Engineer for flight guidance and navigation in the Avionics Department, before being appointed as the company’s Senior Manager, Head of Flight Dynamics in 1997.
In addition, Wolfgang Schoder was a research assistant for the Institute of Flight Mechanics and Control at Munich’s Technical University, from which he holds a doctorate in Flight Mechanics and Flight Control (Dr.-Ing.) and a degree in Aeronautics (Dipl.-Ing.).