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 Head of EASA Safety- and Compliance Management until 2019. 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 was a member of the ACI WORLD Safety & Technical Standing Committee former chairman of the ACI EUROPE Technical and Operational Safety Committee. Capt. Gruber is an aviator extraordinaire with 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 aircraft operators and was also a pilot for Lauda-Air Executive, which was the contractor for the Austrian government. He is well known speaker on international aviation seminars organized by ACI and Flight Safety Foundation.
Capt. Ing. Gerhard GRUBER
Managing Director and Head of Training