Being the only female in the team and leading them to achieve our deliverables was made possible with an open culture adopted by Airbus, and with the trust and respect from the management and the people on the ground.

“Being the only female in the team and leading them to achieve our deliverables was made possible with an open culture adopted by Airbus, and with the trust and respect from the management and the people on the ground.”

Zhuo Yu joined Airbus as a Flight Line Technical Planning Engineer in 2007 bringing along years of working experience in MRO and airlines. “I spent my first one and a half years receiving on-the-job training in Airbus Hamburg Plant. As a Project Assistant, the complexity of the role requires us to receive trainings from the different functions which was a great opportunity”. Throughout her 14 years with Airbus, Zhuo Yu took on several roles and is currently the Head of Delivery Operations leading the team in our Tianjin Delivery Centre.

The aerospace and aviation industry was conventionally seen as a male-dominated industry, however, over the years with more emphasis on diversity and inclusion, we are seeing more females stepping up to take on roles in this industry. In 2014, Zhuo Yu was featured in a video sharing about her experience as a female in the Final Assembly Line, and she shared back in her university days, only 5% of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering cohort was made up of females. And now, “in the delivery centre, there are many female leaders. Airbus provides an encouraging culture and many developmental opportunities. However, it boils down to the individual to take the initiative to grab these opportunities.”

“Airbus encourages employees to speak up, present their preferences and embraces different personalities.”

When asked what she likes about working at Airbus, Zhuo Yu answered in a heartbeat, “you can be yourself and differences are being respected in this inclusive environment.” In Airbus Tianjin, colleagues come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds, and “you get to work with people from Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe, Malaysia and more.” This keeps work exciting and interesting for Zhuo Yu as a diverse workforce provides fresh and innovative ideas and perspectives.

In times of challenging moments, Zhuo Yu draws energy from watching aircrafts taking off and landing right outside her office window. “Every time I see an aircraft taxi, take-off,climb and fly away, I feel very proud. For me, it’s the greatest of accomplishments to see that an aircraft is successfully delivered to customers on time and of highest quality”.

Zhuo Yu hopes to inspire people to pursue their dreams like what she has done for herself. “Know what you want, be yourself and don’t give up!”

Zhuo Yu is Head of Delivery Operations at Airbus (Tianjin) Delivery Centre Company LTD.

 



Zhuo Yu 's career path at Airbus
 

 

Head of Delivery Operations

Airbus (Tianjin) Delivery Centre Company LTD

 

Director of Flight Line and Ground Handling Department

Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Company LTD

 

Manager of Flight Line Technical Planning

Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Company LTD

 

Engineer of Flight Line Technical Planning

Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Company LTD

 

Project Assistant & Trainee

Airbus Hamburg Plant

 


 

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