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Safety | Made| Simple

Unleash the power in your Safety Department and improve the safety performance of your operation!

At FlightGuardian we promote best practices, shape safety thinking and drive continuous improvement in safety performance across the board. 

Our mission is to improve aviation safety, with trusting relationships at the heart of everything we do. 

As experts in our field, we use a hands-on customer-obsessed approach to guide, influence and sustain improvements in safety and performance.

All our work is specifically tailored to your business and does not create additional burden or boxes to check, but drives you towards success!

We simply want you to fly safely!

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Meet the team

David W.R. Schöne - Managing Director

David is one of the founders of FlightGuardian. When he was nine years old, he witnessed an aircraft accident and says that sparked his fascination with aviation safety! How could this happen and how could this be prevented?

David has a wealth of experience in nearly all areas of aviation safety:

He is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Safety Management Panel   (SMP) and the Accident Investigation Panel (AIGP). He has consulted the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) on rule makings tasks.

David has held TV interviews, speaks at various world-wide venues and has published papers in many online portals.

Although he still is an active pilot with more than 12.000 flighthours in gliders, piston and jet-aircraft, David has worked as Safety Officer, Safety Analyst, Safety Investigator, Instructor and Language Tester.

Nicole Schöne - Managing Director

Nicole Schöne, one of the founders of FlightGuardian, embodies the essence of years of expertise and passion for her field. With a solid background as a business graduate and almost two decades of practical experience, including 15 years in a listed global corporation, she is a driving force behind the success of our company.

Nicole has managed numerous national and international projects: From the organization and implementation of international trade fairs to the introduction of consistent brand appearances for subsidiaries abroad and the strategic implementation of projects in the field of global communication, she has a wealth of experience.

As a certified Change Manager, she is able to initiate, successfully organize and confidently accompany change processes - for future-proof and employee-oriented development.

Patrick Jordan - Consultant / Investigator

Patrick Jordan is an Airline Captain, who has accumulated over 12,000 flying hours on Boeing, Airbus and McDonnell Douglas products in leisure, legacy and cargo operation.

Patrick is an accredited Aviation Accident Investigator with the International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations and previously held the position of a Flight Safety Officer with his airline’s Flight Safety department. During the last 20+ years he represented pilots and his operator on national and international level at numerous stakeholders, such as regulators, aviation organizations, flight safety conferences, etc.

As a flight safety expert, Patrick is a skilled investigator looking into flight safety events from a systems thinking perspective.

Norman Kretschmer - Consultant / Instructor

Norman Kretschmer is an Aviation Accident Investigator with over two decades of hands-on aviation and safety experience. Having studied at the University of Cranfield in the UK, Norman holds a master's degree and is a former Airline Captain operating on Boeing, Airbus and Cessna Citation aircraft.

Norman has actively particpated and led aviation accident investigations both nationally and internationally. 

His expertise lies in meticulously analyzing company organizational frameworks, identifying crucial safety gaps, and assessing human factors and their interactions through a diverse array of systemic analysis techniques. 


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We promote the highest standard in aviation safety. Therefore, we hold ourselves trained to the highest standard.

We are certified in:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Safety Investigation
  • Change Management
  • Safety Risk Assessment
  • Flight Data Monitoring
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Threat & Error Management
  • Theoretical Knowledge Instruction
  • Language Testing

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