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.

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.

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.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Monika Heiner

has received her M.Eng. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Technology in Dresden. Since 1994 she holds a professorship for data structures and software dependability at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus. She visited as researcher various international institutes, among them Boston University, University of Costa Rica, INRIA Paris, and Brunel University in London. She has expertise in Petri nets, extending her application focus on computer-based systems with high dependability demands by natural systems in the late nineties. She applied various techniques from the standard body of Petri net theory to system validation, and also employed computational methods for stochastic and continuous system evaluation, including model checking. Methodology-oriented aspects of her work include a unifying framework of computational models and BioModel Engineering. Over the last 15 years her group at Cottbus has developed a sophisticated toolkit to support the methodology, comprising Snoopy, Charlie, and Marcie, which can be equally applied to models of technical and natural systems.

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.

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.

Jörg Schacht

studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University. For over 20 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. His focus is on: ISO 26262:2011, FMEA, quality management systems, quality management techniques, APQP, PPAP, Run @ Rate, SPC, MSA, ISO / TS 16949. He is also AFSE - Automotive Functional Safety Expert (certified by SGS TÜV Germany) and QM Prüfmittelbeauftragter (certified by TAW)

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.

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.

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

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).