July 23, 2015–Dr. Ulrich Weber

Dr. Ulrich Weber
Since July 2012, Ulrich Weber is head of Airbus Final Assembly Line USA. In this position, he is responsible for all A320 Family Final Assembly USA activities.
Before, he was Senior Vice President and head of the Center of Excellence Freighter and Aircraft Maintenance at EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke in Dresden, Germany. There, he was in charge of all processes and activities to ensure aircraft pax to freighter conversions and maintenance on quality, time and cost. The organization comprised engineering, work preparation, industrial engineering, aircraft teams/customer liaison, the conversion production line, aircraft maintenance, supply chain management and Logistics.
Prior to the appointment at EFW, he has been working as head of Airbus Final Assembly Line China from 2006 to 2010. In this role he was responsible to set-up Airbus’ industrial activities to assemble A320 family aircraft in Tianjin, which is roughly 80 miles east of Beijing. The scope of responsibilities included not only the complete start-up of industrial activities but also the recruitment and training of local workforce, the set-up of all required infrastructures, the implementation of a reliable supply chain and a transportation system for major aircraft components from Europe to China. On top comprehensive agreements with local authorities have been managed.
Before, Ulrich Weber was head of Hamburg site, which is Airbus’ biggest facility in Germany with approximately 14.000 employees at that time. Prior to this, he was head of the A380 final assembly line in Hamburg. He joint Airbus in 1990 and has been working in various areas such Manufacturing Engineering, Information Technology, the management of efficiency improvement initiatives and major projects during A330/340 and A320 production ramp-up.
Ulrich Weber earned a diploma in mechanical engineering and received a doctor’s degree from Hannover University, Germany.