The European Helicopter Association (EHA) has elected Swiss national Christian Müller as its new interim chairman and technical director. The EHA is the umbrella organisation 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.
Müller is a helicopter flight instructor and internationally recognised 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, he has been a board member of the 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 councillor 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,” adds 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 centre for this part of aviation,” explains the newly elected EHA interim chairman and technical director Christian Müller.
In addition to his new role, Müller is CEO of the company NGFT (Next Generation Flight Training) in Cham, 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. Müller will take office on 1 January and will step down from his seat on the SHA board of directors at the end of 2021.