Hanns M.

Executive with 30+ years experience in Aviation, specializing in Airline & MRO Industries

United States of America
English, German

Seasoned Top Level Executive / Accountable Manager with 30+ years experience in Aviation specifically in the Airline and MRO Industries Specialties: Specialised in overseas assignments as Interim / Sh...see more

  • Airlines & Aviation
  • Professional Services
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Consulting


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Partner and Managing Consultant

Formany Advisory LLC
5 years
Current position
Dec 2017 - Present
Partner and Managing Consultant at Formany Advisory LLC.

President CEO

African Maintenance Organisation SAMA
2 years
Dec 2008 - Aug 2010
Direct the West African MRO as the accountable manager.


Air Ivoire
2 years
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
• Successfully led the highly indebted national carrier through the privatisation and restructuring process. • Streamlined the network, modernised the fleet, stabilized the schedule, re...see more

Shadow CEO, COO of Bulgaria Air/Hemus

Hemus Air
16 years
Current position
Jan 2007 - Present
• headed the Shadow Management Team to Bulgaria Air / HEMUS Air, specifically assigned for the privatisation and merger phase. • focus on the synchronization, harmonization and alignme...see more

CEO, COO of ARIANA under contract with the Afghan MOT, Executive Advisor to the MOT (aviation)

ARIANA Afghan Airlines
2 years
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
• Headed the project management team assigned for the recovery of post-war ARIANA Afghan Airlines • Re-established safe and reliable international services and led Afghanistan out of i...see more

Deputy CEO and COO

Air Gabon
2 years
Jan 2001 - Jan 2003
• Headed the project management team assigned for the restructuring of Air Gabon • Major redesign of network led to increased traffic that helped to substantially increase utilization o...see more

Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Operations Committee

Garuda Indonsia
2 years
Jan 1999 - Jan 2001
• Headed the Project Management team for the airline technical/operational restructuring • Cut USD 70 mill operational cost which was the major contribution to Garuda’s turnaround.

COO Vice President

TransAsia Airways International, Taiwan
2 years
Jan 1997 - Jan 1999
• Major improvements of flight safety lead to savings in insurance premiums in the range of 10 mill USD. • Increase of reliability saved another 2.5 mill USD in cost of cancellation an...see more

Principal, Managing Consultant, Project Manager

Lufthansa Consulting
30 years
Aug 1987 - Nov 2017
propose, negotiate, sign and implement large scale consulting projects incl. interim or shadow management, most recently: -360 degree start up assistance including shadow CEO for a Turk...see more

Senior Expert Technical Consultant

Lufthansa Technik
3 years
Jan 1987 - Jan 1990
• Various Functions and Management Positions in the operational and technical areas of Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Technik up to the position of Manager PPC Aircraft Compon...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Airlines & Aviation
  • Professional Services

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Consulting


  • Aviation
  • Business Strategy
  • Management Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Commercial Aviation