Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Sabine Klauke, 44, Head of Engineering and a member of its Executive Committee as of 1 July 2018. In her new role, she reports to Airbus Defence and Space Chief Executive Officer Dirk Hoke.
Previously, Sabine Klauke was Head of Customer Services Programmes within Airbus. She succeeds Grazia Vittadini, who was recently appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Airbus.
“Sabine has extensive engineering and operational expertise. Together with her broad view of our business, she is a great asset to our team and I am looking forward to working with her in her new role,” said Dirk Hoke. “She is the right person to press on with the integration of our engineering activities, a process of key importance for our Division which her predecessor Grazia Vittadini had successfully initiated.”
Sabine Klauke joined Airbus in 2002. Over the last 16 years she held various management and executive positions in the commercial aircraft business of the Company, linked to different programmes such as the A380, A350 XWB, A330 and A340. Among others, she was responsible for the improvement of all Airbus Product Development Processes as well as innovation projects for modular industrial design.
Klauke has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology (TU) in Dresden and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Mécanique Énergétique (ENSI) de Valenciennes. She also holds a PhD from the TU of Dresden.