New Advisory Board member
With immediate effect, Axel Flaig, Head of Airbus R&T and Central R&T, represents Airbus in Bauhaus Luftfahrt’s Advisory Board. In his new position, he succeeds Dr. Björn Pötter, who has represented Airbus in the Advisory Board since October 25th, 2016.
Axel Flaig was born in Braunschweig, Germany, in 1956. He holds a degree in aerospace engineering from the FH Aachen and started his professional career in 1980 at VFW-Fokker (now Airbus) in Bremen, Germany. As a specialist for flight mechanics and later aerodynamics, he was involved in Airbus A310, A320, A330, A340 and A321 developments as well as in research programmes. From 1996 he progressively held different management responsibilities inside Airbus Engineering, involving him in Airbus A400M, A380 and A350 programmes. In 2009 he was appointed head of the Flight Physics Centre of Competence and in 2014 appointed Head of Airbus R&T.
The Advisory Board of Bauhaus Luftfahrt consists of four representatives. The charter members Airbus, Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines each delegate one representative. Additional representatives are elected from the ranks of all other supporting members, actually IABG, by the General Assembly “Mitgliederversammlung”. Similar to a company’s Supervisory Board, Bauhaus Luftfahrt’s Advisory Board acts as a controlling and consulting body for its Executive Directors.