Joined EUROCAE as acting Secretary General in July 2014 and took over the permanent position in February 2015.
Prior to his posting at ICAO, Mr. Schleifer was in charge of Aircraft and Equipment Certification, Airworthiness and Operational Requirements at the Austrian Civil Aviation Authority (Austro Control).
Christian Schleifer was a Certification and Flight Test Engineer specialised in Avionics, Electrics and Human-Machine interfaces. After his return from ICAO, he was involved in the strategic development of the ANS side of Austro Control, contributing to the European and Global Air Navigation modernisation programs.
Christian has his background in Electronic Engineering and Economics and is also holding a valid Avionic Maintenance License (AML) as well as a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and actively flies single and multi-engine aircraft.