Chris has been fascinated by aviation and flying since an early age. During his bachelor’s study in Aviation Engineering at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, he participated in several exchange programs and was further inspired by the international character of aviation. Following his graduation, he worked at the Continued Airworthiness department of a Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul provider. Seeking to expand his knowledge and pursuing his wish to experiencing living abroad, he decided to study for a master’s degree in Aviation Management at the Fachhochschule Joanneum in Graz, Austria.
The master’s study provided an exceptional opportunity to obtain further knowledge in the field of aviation operations. During his master’s thesis project at Airbus Defence and Space he combined his interest in human factors, flight and operational procedures. After graduation, Chris gained experience in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) domain as a Research and Development (R&D) Engineer at the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR). He participated in projects for Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR), compliance issues at ATC the Netherlands (LVNL) and safety data for unmanned aircraft.
Chris is eager to learn, has an open character and easily adapts in an international environment.
In his free time he likes to fly gliders, travel and engage in sport activities such as running and playing tennis.