Capt. Ing. Gerhard GRUBER is a graduate of the technical high-school for precision mechanic in Mödling 1973. His   careers   run   parallel   on   the   ground   at   Vienna   International   Airport   and   in   the   air   resulting   in   outstanding   aviation knowledge. He   joined   Vienna   International   Airport   in   1974,   from   1989   to   2016   he   was   the   Manager   Airport   Operations   and   Rescue Operations and is now Head of EASA Safety- and Compliance Management. Gerhard   Gruber   is   well   trained   (by   IATA)   and   experienced   in   crisis   management   and   dealing   with   media   in   crisis   situations (trained by national TV-company ORF). He   is   a   member   of   the   ACI   WORLD   Operational   Safety   Subcommittee   and   is   the   former   chairman   of   the   ACI   EUROPE Technical and Operational Safety Committee. Capt.   Gruber   is   an   aviator   extraordinaire   with   more   than   50   years   of   experience   in   aviation   and   around   10.000   flying   hours acquired mainly in business jets on worldwide operation. Mr.   Gruber   started   his   flying   career   in   1970   and   is   an   active   EASA   and   FAA   airline   transport   pilot,   licensed   flight   dispatcher, FCL-TRI/TRE/FIE    and    Senior    Examiner.    He    is    also    acting    as    aircraft    accident    investigator    for    the    Austrian    Ministry    of Transport and as certified court surveyour. He   is   flight   instructor   since   1976   and   joined   commercial   aviation   in   1984,   holding   various   positions   as   Chief   Pilot,   Manager Flight Operations and Flight Safety Manager. Mr.   Gruber   is   flying   for   several   air   taxi   operators   and   was   also   a   pilot   for   Lauda-Air   Executive,   which   was   the   contractor   for the Austrian government. He    is    a    member    of    the    European    Advisory    Committee    of    Flight    Safety    Foundation    and    a    well    known    speaker    on international aviation seminars.
Capt. Ing. Gerhard GRUBER
Managing Director and Head of Training