Stefan Schaffrath (41) has been appointed new Head of Media Relations at Airbus S.A.S., effective 1 September 2008. In this position he will be responsible for the management and coordination of the Airbus' press activities worldwide and act as the company?s spokesperson. Maggie Bergsma (42) is appointed as his Deputy. Stefan Schaffrath and Maggie Bergsma will report to Rainer Ohler, Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Corporate Communications.

Stefan Schaffrath joined Airbus in July 2007 as Deputy to the Vice President Media Relations. Before joining Airbus he held several positions at Lufthansa in the Corporate Communications, Corporate Politics and Corporate Environmental Issues departments. Stefan Schaffrath started his professional career in 1993 and holds a Master of Science degree in Geophysics.

Maggie Bergsma has been with Airbus since 2003 when she joined as regional press manager. Before she worked for 15 years as marketing and communication specialist in the international travel and tourism industry mainly in developing countries. With a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management she later undertook a management programme with IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Airbus is an EADS company.