Commercial pilot, management expert, aviation journalist.
Michael Langer is an active commercial pilot with 20 years of experience on Boeing 757/767 and Airbus A320/330/340/380 and an aviation journalist. The business administration graduate is an expert in effective leadership and decision-making under extreme pressure, team building and error management. As an aviation author, Langer regularly publishes reports for German TV stations. With his consulting firm, he works on innovative projects in the field of flight guidance in cooperation with the University of Braunschweig.
In his lectures, Langer talks, among other things, about safety strategies in the A380 cockpit as well as the handling of artificial intelligence ("AI") and Big Data in aviation and their transfer to commercial enterprises.
A lack of communication or social tensions in the cockpit can cause an aircraft to crash. These findings and an uncompromising accident analysis that has been carried out for decades have been incorporated into "Crew Resource Management" (CRM), the "pilot safety net". Based on techniques developed as so-called "blood and tears" procedures - the lesson learned from over 500 total losses of large commercial aircraft and thousands of accidents and near-misses. All with a tremendous effort that is unique in the entire industrial world.
The focus is on clearly structured processes, extensive communication within the team and efficient error management. The aviation industry has many years of practical experience with "AI" and Big Data, like hardly any other company in any other industry.
In his presentations, Langer explains the application of CRM techniques in the "high-security wing" of aviation and extreme workstation cockpits and how they can be sensibly applied to management and operational processes in commercial enterprises.
To illustrate this, he will analyse striking aviation accidents of the last fifty years and current incidents from airline operations, shed light on psychological backgrounds and present the resulting findings for leadership under stress, efficient communication, teamwork and problem-solving management.