graduated in 1971 from the
BELGIAN ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY
with a Master Degree in
Aeronautical and Military Sciences and holds a Military Pilot Licence. He
served as a fighter pilot, instructor and transport pilot with the
BELGIAN AIR FORCE
and held several operational positions such
as a Flight and Squadron Commander, Wing Commander Flying.
In 1981, he completed his
training with the
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN
(Los Angeles - USA)
in Aviation Safety Administration, and Aviation
Accident Investigation under the US Air Force Safety Center program
San Bernardino - USA)
He then was appointed a Safety Advisor to the
Commander Belgian Tactical Air Force, and later Chief of Flight Safety with the Belgian
Airstaff, in charge of conducting the Air Force's Safety Policy and the oversight
on accident and incident investigations.
He became the Commanding
Officer Flying of the Belgian Advanced Pilot Training School, and Director of the Air
Force Division at the Belgian Royal Military Academy
(Brussels - Belgium)
from the military active duty in 1991, and joining the Belgian Reserve as a
As from 1987, he
participated to the creation team of the French Institute for Aviation Safety
(IFSA - INSTITUT
FRANÇAIS DE SÉCURITÉ AÉRIENNE)
Paris - France
designed, developped and presented most of the Institute’s training programs :
Safety Management and Administration, Management of
Accident and Incident Investigation,
Factors in Aviation, Operational Risk Management, Integrated Aviation
Management System, Safety Interview of Aviation Agents and Witnesses.
He joined full time as the Director of Training in 1991,
a department of
DÉFENSE CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL (DCI).
He delivered safety education
to numerous personnel from military and civil aviation, including
Air Forces and Airlines, Aircraft and Engines Manufacturers, Airport and Airspace Management
organizations, Civil Aviation Authorities and Accident Investigation Bodies.
He also was certified by the
FRENCH CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
to supervize the Human Factors update training for Airline Transport
Pilots, and he conducted operationel and safety audits for the
FRENCH CIVIL PROTECTION AVIATION SERVICES,
Airborne Forest Fire Fighters and Air Rescue.
Presently a free lance
AVIATION SAFETY PROFESSIONAL
REGISTERED SENIOR INSTRUCTOR
, the INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION, hedelivers
aviation safety training courses
to civil and military aviation audiences
in Europe, as well as the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, Indonesia,
Thailand, India, Singapore, Madagascar, Cabo Verde, the Russian Federation, Canada, to the
UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL SERVICE CENTER (Brindisi - Italy)
and to the
UNITED NATIONS MISSIONS
Kabul, Afghanistan; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo;
Dhilly, Timor Leste
He is a lecturer in Operational Risk Management at the
UNIVERSITY of LE HAVRE
(Le Havre - France)
is distinguished with the Cross of
Commandeur in the Order of the Belgian Crown.
*IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of global air traffic.