Grazia Vittadini has always loved aircraft and loved to build balsa models as a child growing up in Milan but now it is eco aircraft with aerospace giant Airbus.
When she grew up in Italy and the US, she aspired to become a fighter pilot with the Italian Air Force.
“They wouldn’t take females then, but I applied anyway”, she says laughingly in an interview with Airlineratings.com
Vittadini studied Aeronautical Engineering and specialized in Aerodynamics in Milan, then took a job with the Italian side of the Eurofighter consortium. In 2002 she joined Airbus in Germany and quickly rose on the corporate ladder.
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