Captain Tilmann Gabriel MBA FRAeS
Group CEO Airways Aviation Academy and Président Airways Aviation Academy France (ESMA)

As Group CEO of Airways I look back at over 35 years of demonstrated results in the aviation industry, a Lufthansa Executive and Training Captain for 20 years with 12,500 hours, I have managed sustained growth for leading airlines, as well as start-ups, Airports, MRO, business jet, helicopter operations, aircraft manufacturers and large training operations. As consultant and Executive I created dramatic results for clients such as Lufthansa, Deutsche British Airways, Flexjet, Royal Jet, CHC, Safi Airways and Qatar Airways, and also enjoyed five years as Ass. Professor and Director of the renowned Master Programmes for Aviation Management of City, University of London.

As global Executive with leadership experience in European, American, Middle Eastern, and African markets, I remain an innovator in airlines and aviation companies and reinforce a safety culture environment while cultivating leadership, integrity and individual responsibility. Joining as Board Member of Airways Aviation Academy in 2018, I am delighted to serve now as Group CEO of this prestigious global Flight Training Academy.

As speaker at international aviation, training and safety conferences, and columnist for several magazines, I continue writing and researching about the future opportunities in air transport and support systems, future pilot recruitment, training and the workplace cockpit, as well as a new gamificated education concepts in aviation. As Fellow Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, I was the Executive Chairman/President of IPTA, the International Pilot Training Association of ICAO, IATA, OEMs, ATOs and Airlines. I am also a member of the ICAO CBTA Task Force to design the new pilot licenses based on Core Competencies.

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