Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Sabine
Klauke as Head of Engineering and a member of its Executive
In her new role, Sabine, 44, reports to
Airbus Defence and Space Chief Executive Officer Dirk Hoke.
Previously, Sabine was Head of Customer Services Programmes
within Airbus. She succeeds Grazia Vittadini, who was recently
appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Airbus.
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
Sabine 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.
Sabine 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