Training and seminars run by experts

High training expertise

Philotech Academy trainers and speakers have gained a high expertise in their field of competence. They train the participants with commitment and passion. They are frequently involved in actual projects in order to keep their knowledge level up to date in a daily practice environment.

Amaury Bris

holds an engineering degree with a Master degree from Institute of Aeronautical Maintenance of Merignac (France). During his study he did internships at Liebherr Aerospace, EADS Sogerma and French Airforce Flight Test Center. He has started his engineer career in aeronautical maintenance company for the military A400M Program with MSG-3 analysis creation and became ATA 25 Responsible in 2007 for French part. Following Maintenance Working Group experiences on civil and military AIRBUS Programs, he performed some MSG-3 analysis for Sukhoi Program with Thales for Avionic Suite. He became trainer for Scheduled Maintenance Process for ATR Training Center through experience for New Avionic Suite embodiment (ATR 600). He is responsible for Customer Support for Philotech France and presents the MSG-3 process and seminars to the French university . Due to his many years of experience, he is able to impart practical knowledge to the scheduled maintenance program training participants.

Karsten Bieber

arbeitete nach seinem Studium der Elektrotechnik zunächst als Hardware Entwickler in der internationalen Luft- und Raumfahrt Industrie. Er ist seit 15 Jahren im Bereich Sicherheits- und Zuverlässigkeits-Analysen tätig und hat umfassende Kenntnisse im Bereich der Reliatility und Safety von Geräten und Systemen erworben. Er baute ein Reliability Center auf, arbeitete als Trainer und Moderator und kann durch seine jahrelange Erfahrung praxisnah sein Wissen an die Teilnehmer weitergeben.

Christophe Griziaux

He setup the consulting company Aerospace PM Partner in 2008 and has since built up a team of highly skilled consultants with over 10 years experience in the Aerospace Industries and Project Management.

Dr. Frank Lischewski

studied electrical engineering and did his PHD in control-, communicaton- and safety concepts for ATVs. He has practical experience in the development of controls (HW/SW) and design of safety facilities in the fields mechanical- and automotive engineering (cranes, lifting devices, trucks, forklifters). Nowadays he is responsible for E/E/PES-development and System Safety at Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. He also represents the company in the working group "SIL-determination for military systems" with participants from the Army, the industry and consultants.

Jörg Schacht

studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University. For over 27 years he has been active in quality management in the automotive industry.  In addition to working for years as a trainer in the field of systematic and analytical problem solving and technical and analytical decision making he is an experienced FMEA moderator and Functional Safety Specialist (for over 7 years). His focus is on: ISO 26262:2011, FMEA, quality management systems, quality management techniques, APQP, PPAP, Run @ Rate, SPC, MSA, IATF 16949. He is also AFSE - Automotive Functional Safety Expert (certified by SGS TÜV Saar) and QM Prüfmittelbeauftragter (certified by TAW)

Germar Kubsch

studied physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i.Br. He has worked over 15 years in systems engineering and project management for mobile bridge systems. The past 7 years he has gained experience in Safety Management according to MIL-STD 882, DIN EN 61508 (up to SIL3) and ISO 26262 (up to ASIL C) for military land systems. As project manager at MAN Technology and KMW, he established the safety management and safety-related software development for the product area of mobile bridges. Moreover he leads a safety analyses section for more than 4 years at Rheinmetall (RLS/RWM). Now he is at Krauss-Maffei Wegmann responsible for the safety management of a large-scale development program. He is a certified project manager (GPM / IPMA), V-Model XT Project Manager / Quality Manager and holds an MBA in Systems Management (FH Landshut / University of Texas at Dallas).

Katja Stecklina

studied computer science at the BTU Cottbus. She is the head of Philotech´s Competence Center for Functional Safety based in Cottbus. She works as a project leader and process consultant for certification support, software development, verification and validation of safety-related projects, mainly in the department of embedded avionic systems.

An additional part of her work is also consulting for quality assurance and safety processes. She is trainer for several Philotech Academy courses for Software Development, Verification and Validation as well as Safety Assessment

Clemens Passeck

studied applied mathematics in the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg. He is Head of Department in the Department for Verification and Validation at the Philotech Cottbus Branch and manages several Verification projects in the field of embedded avionic systems. For a couple of years now he supports Philotech Academy as a speaker in the Field Software Test and is able to impart practical knowledge to the participants due to his many years of experience.

Peter Gersing

ist Manager für Kunden-Projekte der Firma GPP-Communication. In enger Zusammenarbeit mit Universitäten und Industrie hat er die letzten Jahre Konzepte entwickelt um neueste Methoden der MBSE Forschung (MBSE=Model-based-System Engineering) in die Industrie einzuführen. In Konferenzvorträgen, Trainings und Kundenberatungen gibt er diese Erkenntnisse gerne weiter.
Dabei greift er zurück auf seine langjährige Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von komplexen Systemen bei der Firma Siemens. Dort war er zuletzt verantwortlich für die Produktlinie der Core-Netzwerksysteme für moderne LTE-Mobil Netze.

Harald Schwabe

has over 30 years’ experience in establishing and operating CM processes on each Level (Product, System and Software) for major military aircraft and simulation projects. As consultant and trainer with international experience he was also involved in the introduction of PLM systems. He is also speaker and workshop coordinator for CM-related conferences and events and is an active participant of the SAE G-33 committee.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Nazareth

Prof. Dr. Dieter Nazareth is professor at the Landshut University since 2001 and dean of the faculty of computer science for more than 6 years. Besides, he is guest professor at many well-known universities abroad. Before that time, he held senior positions within the automotive industry and has extensive consulting and training experience with regard to Automotive Software and Vehicle Network Design. 
Prof. Dr. Dieter Nazareth studied computer science at Technical University Munich, where he then worked on his doctorate in the area of Formal Specifications.

Amaury Bris

holds an engineering degree with a Master degree from Institute of Aeronautical Maintenance of Merignac (France). During his study he did internships at Liebherr Aerospace, EADS Sogerma and French Airforce Flight Test Center. He has started his engineer career in aeronautical maintenance company for the military A400M Program with MSG-3 analysis creation and became ATA 25 Responsible in 2007 for French part. Following Maintenance Working Group experiences on civil and military AIRBUS Programs, he performed some MSG-3 analysis for Sukhoi Program with Thales for Avionic Suite. He became trainer for Scheduled Maintenance Process for ATR Training Center through experience for New Avionic Suite embodiment (ATR 600). He is responsible for Customer Support for Philotech France and presents the MSG-3 process and seminars to the French university . Due to his many years of experience, he is able to impart practical knowledge to the scheduled maintenance program training participants.

Ulrich Fräbel

has studied aerospace engineering and control systems engineering. He is involved in the development and certification of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems at the Office of Airworthiness at Leichtwerk AG. As the lead certification specialist for the BR700 series of Rolls-Royce Engines he gathered a large amount of experience on development and certification for the Full Authority Digital Engine Control System (FADEC) of the BR700 Series of Rolls-Royce Engines. His major competences are on the areas of Development and Certification of Complex Safety Critical Systems (DAL A) according to ARP4754A and ARP4761 and Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware according to DO-178C and DO-254. He is actively involved in several Industry/EASA/FAA rule making tasks. Before joining the certification business, he gathered his experiences in the areas of System Design and Verification and Flight Test Engineering in Rolls-Royce and Airbus. 

Ulrich Fräbel is an EASA Independent External Expert for the scope of Aircraft Design and Production.

Armin Gottschalk

hat über 40 Jahre Berufserfahrung unter anderem in Prüf- und Zuverlässigkeitstechnik für Elektronische Bauteile und Komponenten, Quality & Reliability Management, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Zuverlässigkeitsanalyse elektro-mechanischer Systeme, MTBF-Ermittlung, Entwicklung und Implementierung methodischer Vorgehensweisen zur Zuverlässigkeitssicherung sowie im Consulting zum Qualitäts- und Zuverlässigkeitsmanagement. Neben zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen in deutscher und englischer Sprache ist er auch Vorstand im ESD Forum e.V. und Mitglied in diversen Arbeitskreisen des DKE, VDI und DGQ.

Roger Plieske

has been active in the field of quality assurance and software project management. For many years he has worked as process consultant in different civil and military avionic projects, thus able to provide hands-on experience to participants.

Dr. Tobias Koal

Dr. Tobias Koal studied computer science at the BTU Cottbus. He is the head of Philotech´s Competence Center for Embedded Security based in Cottbus. His main topics of interest cover safety & security related Hard- and Software projects. He is an experienced security consultant and project manager. Additionally he teaches different topics regarding Hardware Development at BTU Cottbus – Senftenberg. Furthermore, Dr.Koal is authorized trainer within the Philotech Academy for the T.P.S.S.E. seminar.

Stefan Schiele

holds an University Engineering Degree (Dipl. Ing. ) in aerospace engineering. He has been nominated as an official expert for damages on aircrafts (incl. engines). The referent has initiated the ASD specification S4000M and is a permanent member of the international ASD S4000M Working Group.

Bernhard Meyer

obtained the degrees M Eng (Control Systems) and M Eng (Engineering Management), as well as a specialised curriculum Diploma in Systems Engineering, from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His professional experience as systems engineer includes areas such as process control and automation, measurement and control equipment development, rotorcraft avionic system realisation and certification, enterprise architecture and business process (re-)engineering, commercial aviation cabin maintenance system definition, specification and requirements engineering, model-based systems engineering and others. He is a member of the systems engineering fraternity INCOSE and its German Chapter GfSE. He presented several papers on systems engineering topics at national and international conferences.

Suzana Pöll

is a project manager and system developer with many years of practical experience with LSA Tools. She made significant contributions to the specification and the development of the Philotech owned LSA tool “ASSET” (following ASD S3000LTM Standard).  She gained additional technical/logistic experience while being involved in the development process of the LSA Tool „PILS“ for EADS MAS, which is dedicated to the logistic support of the Eurofighter project (following MIL-STD 1388).

Joachim Halm

studierte an der Technischen Hochschule in München, fing seine Karriere im Bereich der Telekom-munikation bei einer großen Firma in München an und hat in seiner aktiven Laufbahn mehr als 40 Jahre Erfahrung in der internationalen Luft- und Raumfahrt Industrie. Er arbeitete als System Design Engineer, Flug-Test Engineer und war Fachberater für Avionik-, Bewaffnung- und Missions-systeme. Er stellte sein tiefes Expertenwissen verschiedenen nationalen und internationalen Symposien und Arbeitskreisen zur Verfügung. Vor seinem Ruhestand  hatte er eine entscheidende Rolle in der Entwicklung des System-entwicklung Prozesses bei Airbus (ehemalig Cassidian). Er ist Mitglied der Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE), des Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) und ist aktiv im Arbeitskreis Flugversuchstechnik des Luftfahrttechnischen Handbuchs 

Maximilian List

ist als ehemaliger Offizier der Heeresflieger mit Studiums-Abschluss an der Universität der Bundeswehr im Bereich Wirtschafts- und Organisationswissenschaften am Aufbau und Betrieb eines Projektmanagementsystems in der Entwicklung eines UAV Herstellers maßgeblich beteiligt gewesen. Auch im Bereich Qualitätsmanagement hat er in leitender Position am Aufbau und Betrieb eines prozessorientierten Qualitätsmanagementsystems gemäß Anforderungen DMAR 21 (EASA Part 21J) und der AQAP 2110 (ISO 9001) mitgearbeitet. Mittlerweile ist er in der Geschäftsführung der AID GmbH für die Bereiche Innovation, QM und Zertifizierung zuständig und kennt sich bestens in den unterschiedlichen Luftfahrt Standards und Regularien, wie z.B. EASA Part 21J, 21G, 145, ISO 9001/9100, DO-178 oder ARP 4754 aus und gibt dieses Wissen gerne im Rahmen der Schulungen weiter.

Prof. Dr. Eßig & Team

Prof. Dr. Eßig teaches business administration, in particular materials management and distribution at the Universität der Bundeswehr (University of the German armed forces) in Munich. He realised a variety of research and consulting projects as well as some publications in the fields of purchasing cooperative, strategic procurement, electronic procurement and Supply Chain Management.

His employees Prof. Dr. Glaß and Mr. von Deimling are supporting Prof. Eßig. They do research in the field of Defence Supply Management and work hand in hand with partner from the German armed forces and defense industry. Prof. Glas wrote his dissertation about the topic "Public Performance-based Contracting" and did a lot of case studies.

Martin Fürbeck

has been involved in the logistic land systems of the German armed forces for over 30 years. During this period he has done a lot of studies and projects either in executive or consulting function. In particular his main activities concentrates on maintenance, resources management, technical documentation, economic feasibility study and cost analysis as well as in Reliability, Availability and Maintainability of complex weapon systems. Furthermore he was involved as a QM/QA Officer on a variety of outsourcing projects of the German armed forces and in establishing industrially operating models for weapon systems in the use phase. Furthermore he is a guest lecturer at BAKWVT in Mannheim and leads seminars and workshops for further education in the fields of product logistics, cost efficiency and risk management.

Pia Grubitz

ist seit 30 Jahren spezialisiert auf  Beratung in der technischen Dokumentation und Dokumenten-Management. Ihr Schwerpunkt liegen in den Bereichen Beratung, Training und Programmierung für Konzepte und Tools (ASD S1000D, DITA, XML, XSL-FO, Arbortext Editor, FrameMaker, QuickSilver, XMLSpy). Ihre Fachbereiche sind dort, wo komplexe und professionelle Dokumentation gefordert ist:  Luftfahrt, Automobil, (Sonder)-maschinenbau, militärische Dokumentation, Energieversorger, IKT.

Claudia Ott

Claudia Ott began her legal studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich in 2006. She refined her focus on international legal and economic topics through her subsequent in-depth legal studies in Wales (LL.M.) and through her business administration degree for International management.


During and after her studies, she worked as a corporate lawyer for various international companies (including supplier Airbus Space and Defense) and thus came into contact with the aerospace industry. Not only shaped by her professional experience, but also because aviation plays a major role for her in her private life, she became a freelance consultant in mid-2019 in order to be able to concentrate even more flexibly on aviation. She rounded off her expertise in aviation law issues with her training as a quality management auditor for ISO 9001 and as an auditor for the aviation-specific DIN / EN 9100.Cla

Roland Scharer

studied electrical engineering and operated in the aviation industry in the Product Support for military aircraft. He has extensive knowledge in all proceedings and analysis in the fields of maintainability, testability and reliability for hardware and software. Mr. Scharer is experienced in the implementation of Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) in the international environment and the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) determination of devices and systems. He has managed the development and set-up of the Systems Support Center Eurofighter and made significant contributions on the harmonization of required cooperative methods and processes between the Air Force and industry. Furthermore he was responsible for the development of modern Integrated Logistic Support concepts for the Air Force and export customers in the Eurofighter program.

Prof. Dr. Peter Langendörfer

holds a diploma and a doctorate degree in computer science. Since 2000 he is with the IHP in Frankfurt (Oder). There, he is leading the sensor networks and mobile middleware group. Since 2012 he has his own chair for security in pervasive systems at the Technical University of Cottbus. He has published more than 100 refereed technical articles, filed ten patents in the security/privacy area and worked as guest editor for many renowned journals e.g. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley). He was chairing International conferences such as WWIC and has served in many TPC for example at Globecom, VTC, ICC and SECON. His research interests include wireless sensor networks and cyber physical systems, especially privacy and security issues.

Volker Schulz

is a senior A/C Maintenance engineer for civil transport, military A/C and A/C systems. In the last 10 years he has gained profound expert knowledge in all MSG-3 disciplines with different manufacturers (e.g. Fairchild-Dornier, Airbus, Boeing, Gulfstream, Bombardier). Mr. Schulz is also experienced in the development of Policy and Procedure Handbooks (PPH) and in the revision of MRB- / MPD-Tasks according to the evaluation of Airline In-Service-Experience (Evolution Programs).

Ronny Richter

has studied computer sciences and engineering at the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences. Later he worked at the Brandenburg Technical University in the domains software test as well as modelling and analysis of Petri nets. He has been working for Philotech GmbH since 2008.

Mr. Richter is an experienced software test consultant and project manager with an emphasis on software development and test of safety-critical systems in civil aerospace, especially for the IMA framework. Furthermore, Mr. Richter supports the Philotech Academy as an authorized trainer for the seminar "Certified Tester Foundation Level". Due to years of experience he is able to provide practical and easily comprehensible knowledge to the trainees.

Dr. Helmut Lagger

studierte Elektrotechnik mit Fachrichtung Nachrichtentechnik an der technischen Universität Wien.  Im Anschluss waren Datenverarbeitungs- und Modellierungsthemen Forschungsschwerpunkte. Im Bereich Kommunikationstechnik der Firma Siemens leitete Herr Dr. Lagger die Entwicklung der Mobilfunk-Infrastruktur und er war in dieser Zeit auch für das Produktmanagement, für die System-Verifikation sowie für die Qualitätssicherung verantwortlich. Derzeit ist Herr Dr. Lagger Geschäftsführer von GPP Communication. Er ist dort u.a. als Projektmanager in Kundenprojekten aktiv und führt Beratungsprojekte durch, insbesondere auch Projekte im MBSE Umfeld. Durch seine langjährige Erfahrung kann er sein Wissen praxisnah vermitteln.

Alexander Prendinger

hat nach seinem Studium Luft- und Raumfahrt Flugsystemdynamik/Luftfahrttechnik an der TU München einige Jahre Erfahrungen in den Bereichen der Entwicklung und Zulassung von Fluggeräten eines UAV Herstellers sammeln können, bevor er als Geschäftsführer der AID GmbH weitere Tätigkeiten übernahm. Neben den klassischen technischen Ingenieurs-Themen der Luftfahrt hat er sich auch über die Jahre umfassendes Wissen im Bereich Human Faktoren, Kommunikation und Führungsqualitäten angeeignet und bringt so ein breites Spektrum an Themen in seine Schulungen mit ein.