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Swiss national Christian Müller becomes Chairman and Technical Director of the European Helicopter Association

The European Helicopter Association EHA has elected Swiss national Christian Müller as its new Interim Chairman and Technical Director. The EHA is the umbrella organization for the European helicopter industry. Müller advises aviation companies in various countries on regulatory requirements, safety, and training. He serves on the board of the Swiss Helicopter Association.

Christian Müller is a helicopter flight instructor and internationally recognized expert on regulatory, safety and training issues. He is involved in national and international industry committees and has been particularly active in reducing the administrative burden for small and medium-sized companies. Since 2016, Christian Müller has been a board member of the organization Swiss Helicopter Association, which he represents in the EHA.

«The EHA and its members are pleased: Christian Müller is a personality of integrity with great expertise and strong practical orientation. Safety and the practical feasibility of legal regulations are important concerns for him,» says National Councilor Martin Candinas, President of the Swiss Helicopter Association (SHA). «The election of Christian Müller is a recognition of his know-how and the active role he has held as SHA representative in various European Committees. We congratulate him thoroughly!»

«Today’s elections marks a tangible step change in the European Helicopter Associations strategy to provide enhanced value and services to our members and stakeholders. We are delighted to have Christian step into this role to continue the vision and mission that has been collaboratively developed» says Peter Moeller, the outgoing EHA Chairman.

«I have set myself the goal of bringing together the different competences in the Vertical Lift sector of European aviation in the EHA and to make the EHA the leading European coordination center for this part of aviation,» explains the newly elected EHA Interim Chairman and Technical Director, Christian Müller.

In addition to his new role, Mr. Müller is CEO of the company NGFT (Next Generation Flight Training) in Cham (ZG), Switzerland. NGFT offers helicopter and aircraft operators systems and services to reduce the complexity of regulatory compliance in everyday work.

Christian Müller succeeds Peter Moeller of Germany, who is retiring. Mr. Müller will take office on January 1, 2022 and will step down from his seat on the SHA Board of Directors at the end of 2021.

About Christian Müller

Christian Müller (49) has been CEO of NGFT GmbH since 2012. Previously, he held various positions in helicopter operations, including Deputy Flight Operations Manager, Quality Manager or Head of Training. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years as a senior consultant in an international bank.

Christian Müller holds a Master in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Bern. In addition to his flight instructor licenses for helicopters and airplanes, he is a CRM Examiner and Dangerous Goods Instructor. He is assigned as a Lieutenant Colonel on the staff of the Chief of Air Staff of the Swiss Armed Forces. Müller is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and has been a board member of the Swiss Helicopter Association (SHA) since 2017.

About the European Helicopter Association

Since 1980, the European Helicopter Association (EHA) has been the united voice of the rotorcraft industry in Europe, representing the helicopter community in 11 Countries, including HeliOffshore. EHA is focused on promoting the use of the helicopter as a vital tool for improving the safety of citizens, enhancing National security, and adding economic value to the European Union’s collective wealth. We strive for tailored and sustainable rules aimed at creating a safe and efficient operating environment that is economically viable and guarantees fair equitable access to the Single European Sky. Our members are rotorcraft operators, manufacturers, service providers and suppliers all working together for a common cause.