Dr.Gerhard Huettig

Professor of Aviation, Chair Aviation Department

Tel #: +97125015245


Educational Background

  • Aviation Auditor and IATA/IOSA Auditor (AQS Frankfurt)2014
  • Ph.D. (Doktor-Ingenieur) in Aeronautical Engineering (Technische Universität Berlin)1981
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL)1978
  • M.Sc. (Diplom-Ingenieur) in Electrotechnical Engineering (Universität Erlangen) / Aeronautical Engineering (Technische Universität Berlin) 1976

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Professional Experience

  • Chair Aviation Department, Abu Dhabi University Sep 2016 - now
  • Aviation Advisor, GIZ (German Governmental Development Organization) Coordination of the ICAO Compliance Program for the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority2013 - Aug 2016
  • Full Professor, Head of Department Air Transportation, Technical University Berlin (on sabbatical leave from 2013 onwards)1990-2016
  • Managing Director of the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Technical University Berlin1998-2009
  • Visiting Professor at ITA Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brasil 2003 -2006
  • Managing Director - Zentrum für Flugsimulation Berlin GmbH (Flight Training Organization – Joint Venture between Technische Universität Berlin, Lufthansa and Airbus) 1990-2010
  • Manager Technical Procurement, Deutsche Lufthansa, Hamburg, Germany 1987-1990
  • Manager Customer Support, Airbus Industrie, Toulouse, France 1983-1986
  • Senior Scientist, NATO SHAPE Technical Center, Netherlands 1982-1983
  • Assistant Professor, Technical University Berlin 1976-1981

Pilot Experience (until 2006)

  • Types flown: BN-2 Islander, Metroliner, Fokker 50, Airbus A320, Airbus A 330 total 4000 hrs with 2500 hrs on Airbus

Research and Consulting

Over 20 years aviation research projects at university level with external funding from Federal and State Governments, European Commission, Eurocontrol, Airbus Industrie, private industry with accumulated total research turnover of more than 15 Mill EUR.

Recent Projects

  • Safety Case Studies for On- and Off-shore Wind Energy Plants in Germany with regard to Interference with Aircraft – German Ministry of Environment (SSC Wind GmbH) and State of Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas – 2012 – 2014
  • Development of the German State Safety Plan (SSP) on behalf of German MoT – 2012/2013
  • Aircraft Noise Reduction in the Vicinity of Airports and Planning Procedure in View of Participation of the Public, on behalf of German Environmental Agency and MoT – 2010 – 2013
  • Development of a Safety Management System for Lufthansa – 2009 – 2014
  • Consulting of Galvao Engenharia S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil, during participation of bidding process for airport concessions for the airports Natal and Brasilia, 2010-2011