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Press Release 02/01/2018


Dr. Winthir Brunnbauer was elected to the GBAA Executive Board.

In the last General Assembly of 23rd of January 2018, the members of the German Business Aviation Association elected Dr. Winthir Brunnbauer to the Executive Board. He replaces Frank Kusserow and will actively support the other members of the Management Board Peter Gatz (Chairman) and Steffen Merz.

Dr. Brunnbauer is 44 years old, owner of an ATPL and captain of Challenger 604/605, as well as Accountable Manager at Air Independence GmbH. He has many years of professional experience in business aviation.


About Air Independence
Founded in 1998, the German Air Independence GmbH is a Munich and Salzburg based airline with its core competence in chartering out its own Business Jet fleet and offering tailored mobility solutions to its customers. The backbone of its operation is the long range aircraft Bombardier Challenger 604 and the Bombardier Global Express which is most suitable for short and medium haul flights. In addition, Air Independence offers also aircraft management for customers, who enjoy their own aircraft, and business charter brokerage. All the brokerage activities are concentrated in AI Services GmbH. The flight operation of Air Independence GmbH is conducted under the strict limitations of the EASA Air OPS standards based on both a German and an Austrian aircraft operator certificate (AOC) and guarantees the highest standards in safety and quality.

About GBAA
Founded in 1985, the German Business Aviation Association e. V. (GBAA) represents the interests of business aviation in Germany. GBAA has more than 70 members from all over the industry and represents a fleet of more than 130 aircraft. The mission of GBAA is to represent and promote the interests of business aviation in Germany and Europe. GBAA maintains close contact with all relevant national and international authorities and institutions. GBAA deals with topics such as the Single European Sky, emissions trading, the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) legislative proposals, including charges, security issues, access to airports, airspace and much more. GBAA is a member of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) based in Brussels and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) based in Montreal.

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