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Contact Information


Visit Tilmann Gabriel

C110, Tait Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



After 37 years as Airline Training Captain and Senior Executive in the Aviation industry, Tilmann Gabriel joined City, University of London to head the MSc Aviation Management programmes (3). A fourth MSc Airport Management is in the final approval process to start its first year in 2017/18. With over 400 enrolled part-time students from the aviation industry and over 1500 Alumni, City has a key executive education responsibility for the future Aviation Leaders in the world. All 4 MSc programmes are offered in London, Dubai and Frankfurt.


  1. MBA, National University of Singapore, Singapore, May 2004 – May 2007
  2. ATPL, Lufthansa, Germany, Nov 1979


  1. Director MSc Aviation Management Programmes, City University London, London, Sep 2014 – present
  2. Senior Lecturer, City University London, London, Sep 2014 – present
  3. EVP Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways, Apr 2011 – Dec 2013
  4. President/CEO CHC Europe, CHC, Jan 2010 – Apr 2011
  5. President/CEO Safi Airways, Safi Airways, Aug 2007 – Aug 2009
  6. Managing Partner, tiansalo International Aviation Experts, May 2007 – present
  7. EVP Evergreen International Airlines, Evergreen, Jun 2005 – Apr 2007
  8. President/CEO, Royal Jet, Jan 2003 – May 2005
  9. VP/GM Flexjet, Bombardier, Aug 1999 – Dec 2002
  10. VP Operations, Deutsche BA, Aug 1996 – Jun 1999
  11. Captain, Senior Executive, Lufthansa, Jan 1976 – Jul 1996


  1. The Royal Aeronautical Society, 1985 – present


English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), French (can read, write, speak and understand spoken) and German (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).


Geographic Areas

  • Europe
  • Middle East


Internet publication

  1. Gabriel, T. (2017). Ryanair crisis: aviation industry expert warns 600,000 new pilots needed in next 20 years. The Conversation.

Other Activities

Collaborations (industrial) (2)

  1. Partner of Task Force Member project (Apr 2017 – present)
    Sponsored by ICAO
    Other partners: ICAO
  2. Lead partner of Executive Chairman/President International Pilot Training Association project (Sep 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Royal Aeronautical Society
    Other partners: ICAO, IATA, EASA, Boeing, Airbus, CAE, Royal Aeronautical Society


  1. Royal Aeronautical Society: Maintaining Pilot Recruitment and Training Standards. (Conference) London, UK (2017). Session/Day Chair and Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: Core Competencies and Observable Behaviours fro Pilot Licenses
    Author: Cpt Tilmann Gabriel

Radio programme

  1. BBC Radio. 5 Live Ryanair Pilot Problems:

Television programme

  1. BBC Breakfast. BBC 1 Ryanair Pilot Problems and the consequences