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Patrick Lutz
Managing Director
Senior Lead Auditor
Evaluator
Trainer 

At Aviation Quality Services Patrick Lutz is responsible for leading the team of auditors based in Frankfurt, Dubai, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Miami. He furthermore signs responsible for the overall development of the audit programs served by AQS, such as IOSA Standard. In addition to these managerial tasks he frequently acts as IOSA Auditor and as an IATA accepted trainer for IOSA auditor trainings (IAT). Before joining AQS, Patrick gained more than a decade of experience in senior management positions within commercial airlines to include responsibility for Quality Management, Safety Management, Security Management and Corporate Communications. Patrick is fluent in German and English and speaks basic Spanish.

Cpt. Dr. Jochen Mickel
SMS Consultant
Trainer

Dr. Jochen Mickel became a member of the Aviation Quality Services SMS expert team at the end of 2009. His experience in flight operations, apart of active jet flying, includes hands on flight safety work in a major airline for more than 15 years. He participated in the development and implementation of all SMS components including safety risk management and safety assurance as well as safety promotion. His academic research covers Flight Data Monitoring, safety culture, and risk assessment.

Cpt. Charl Dutoit
Senior Lead Auditor
Evaluator 
Trainer

Charl Dutoit joined the Aviation Quality Services auditor team in 2003 and supported the IOSA programme from the beginning. His background in the aviation world includes 42 years of pilot experience, general management and management in flight operations, training and flight safety with international airlines. Charl is fluent in English, German and Afrikaans.

Henrik Baark
Senior Lead Auditor
Evaluator
Trainer 

Henrik Baark has been working in the Aviation Quality Services team since the beginning of 2010. In January 2011 he joined the IOSA auditor and trainer team. He is a selfemployed lawyer in the aviation industry and an active Quality Manager for a German airline. During his aviation career he implemented management systems, quality assurance programmes and was responsible for several legal projects, such as sale & leaseback transactions of aircrafts. Henrik is fluent in English and German.

Werner Putzler
Senior Lead Auditor
Evaluator
Trainer

Werner Putzler became a member of the Aviation Quality Services auditor team in 2006. Since then, he has conducted numerous audits and trainings in Quality and Safety on 5 continents. He has over 17 years experience in maintenance, aviation quality and general airline management. Werner is fluent in English, German and Afrikaans.

Pablo Sassi
Auditor
Trainer  

Pablo Sassi has successfully conducted our first Spanish language Aviation Auditor Training in 2013 in Miami. His background in the aviation world includes more than 15 years of auditing and training as well as consulting  experience in the area of quality and safety systems. He started his cooperation with Aviation Quality Services in 2011 by supporting our team as an IOSA Auditor. Pablo is fluent in Spanish and English.

James Toye
Auditor
Trainer  

James Toye supports the team of Aviation Quality Services as an IOSA Auditor and Trainer. He brings along more than 20 years of aviation experience applied across many disciplines including aviation management, designing of systems, manuals and procedures, training and checking, aviation compliance and quality. James is working as an active pilot on A340 and A330, is fluent in English and lives in Hong Kong.

Stefany Trombi
Senior Lead Auditor
Evaluator
Trainer   

Besides being a Senior Lead Auditor and Evaluator since 2006, Stefany Trombi is now also supporting the trainer team in the area of the IOSA programme. Born in Australia (of Italian heritage) and living in Austria since 1999, Stefany is a real expert in culture assimilation. Her background in the aviation world includes 22 years of ground, cargo, security, safety & quality operations as well as holding management positions and finally working for the Corporate QA department of a leading European airline as a Senior Auditor. Stefany is fluent in English and Italian, with intermediate German language skills.

Héctor David Hidalgo Medellin 
SMS Consultant
Trainer    

Héctor Hidalgo is one of our experts in the area of Safety Management Systems. He is fluent in Spanish and English and is our face to the customer in the Latin American region.  Héctor holds a Professional degree as an Aeronautical Engineer, an Executive Master degree in Business Administration and is owner of a program certificate in Aviation Safety and Security. Up to now he has gained several years of Aviation Safety experience and managed his current company through the SMS implementation process up to the approval of the local aviation authority.

Peter Gunner 
Auditor
Trainer     

Peter joined AQS following a career of 42 years in commercial aviation working for 3 major airlines, operating in 3 differing geographical regions, with 3 different cultural norms operating under 3 different aviation regulatory systems. Areas of expertise include operations control, flight despatch, load control, aircraft dispatch, emergence response centre development & management and flight operations standards & quality management. Later he was responsible for the development training and running of a consolidated port audit programme for CGO GRH and SEC as a precursor to ISAGO. Peter has 30 years experience as instructor and is an English native speaker.

Capt. Max Butter
SMS Developer
Trainer

Max Butter joined the Aviation Quality Services team at the end of 2010. He is working as an active pilot in a major airline, where he has gained relevant experiences in flight safety, especially in flight data monitoring and investigations for more than 10 years. In addition, Max Butter participated in the development of safety performance indicators for Safety Management Systems (SMS). His academic research covers Flight Data Monitoring, safety performance indicators and risk assessment. He is fluent in German and English.

Sebastian Sieberichs
SMS and FRM Trainer

Since November 2015, Sebastian is part of our AQS trainer team. He is First Officer and Synthetic Flight Instructor (SFI) of the A320. Besides his flying background, he has major expertise in the area of Safety and Fatigue as member of the Flight Safety Department of a German airline. Currently, he is responsible for the implementation of a functioning Fatigue Risk Management System within the company. Moreover, Sebastian holds a degree in psychology.

Stephan Weber
SMS Developer
Trainer

Stephan Weber joined the Aviation Quality Services SMS Expert Team in summer 2010. His flight operation experience covers eleven years of active jet flying and five years as a member of the flight safety department. Thereby he has taken and continues to take part in the development and implementation of the SMS. Besides flying he has studied economics at the Goethe University and holds a master of science in management. In his master thesis he analyses the risk assessment of the flight operations of a major airline.

Daniel Ewers
SMS Trainer

Daniel Ewers became a member of the Aviation Quality Services SMS expert team in 2011 after flying a military aircraft for 9 years. Besides his operational flying experience he was responsible for the implementation and development of CRM Training in the German Armed Forces and has trained CRM and ORM (Operational Risk Management) courses for over 6 years. In addition to his training experience he is also working as a business-coach in different contexts. Daniel is fluent in English and German and holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering.

Cpt. Matthias Schedler
Trainer 

Matthias Schedler joined the Aviation Quality Services trainer team in 2010 as trainer for the Aviation Auditor Training and IMST. During his flying career, he held different positions in the administrative and strategic offices of a German airline. From 2007 to 2011 he worked as an aviation auditor for a Luxembourgish airline. In 2012 he joined the Safety Department of a German airline as an auditor. Since he is working as a consultant and as a Flight Instructor and Safety Pilot in airlines, business aviation, and general aviation he is familiar with the needs in all different aviation branches. Matthias is fluent in German and English.

Cpt. Ernest Wessman, M.Sc.
Trainer

Ernest Wessman joined the Aviation Quality Services team in 2011. In addition to being Captain on the MD-80, he has extensive experience in general aviation, business aviation, and flight instruction. His aviation career includes the positions of Auditor, Quality Manager, Accountable Manager and Nominated Postholder Flight Operations, as well as line pilot in various airlines. Ernest holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management and has a background in international project management and quality management system implementation.

Philip Lehmann
Trainer

Philip Lehmann joined the Aviation Quality Services trainer team at the beginning of 2012. His professional experience includes working as a travel agent, flight attendant and Chief Purser at Lufthansa German Airlines. While holding the position of Deputy Quality Manager and Crisis Manager at Condor Berlin, he revised the existing QM Manual and implemented a new QM software, established the Emergency Response Management and was one of the founders of Condor’s Special Assistance Team. Furthermore, he was the Security Manager of Condor Berlin. Philip is fluent in German and English and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

Cpt. Roman Füngerlings
FRM Developer
Trainer

Roman Füngerlings became a member of the Aviation Quality Services FRM expert team in early 2012. He has implemented a Safety Management System in a German Airline, and apart from active jet flying, he works as Safety Manager in this company. Therefore, he has gained hands on experience in flight safety work and Fatigue Risk Management (FRM). Roman started his aviation career in 2002 and is fluent in English and German.

Alberto Ottomaniello
SMS Consultant
Trainer  

Alberto Ottomaniello is part of the AQS trainer and consultant team. With over 12 years of experience in the aviation industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of Safety along with an exceptional understanding in Safety Management Systems. Alberto has played a pivotal part in the development and implementation of all SMS components within his company, including safety risk management, safety assurance and safety promotion. Alberto is fluent in Italian and English.

Gilles Savary
SMS and FRM Trainer
Consultant

Gilles Savary joined the AQS trainer and consultant team in 2008 and again in 2016. His work experience ranges from aeronautical engineering to flight operations, including training, management as well as safety and quality for European airlines. He is our expert in the area of Fatigue Risk Management and Safety Management System. Gilles is fluent in English, French, German and Portuguese.

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