tianaero is an expert aviation consulting firm with offices in Berlin, Abuja, and Montpellier.
Based on decades of collective industry experience, we specialise in providing airlines and aviation firms with global strategies, interim management, executive recruiting and coaching, M&A guidance, insourcing/outsourcing, AOC preparation & approvals, and change management.
With a unique understanding of politically and culturally challenging conditions, our work is driven by (disruptive) innovation, sustainability and delivering an environmentally friendly aviation sector to the world. A specialist expertise, we are focusing on the African Continent and its new beginnings in aviation infrastructure for an African Union.
Our speciality is providing companies with interim and full-time C-level executives, provide executive coaching and onboarding support, and recruiting qualified pilots and engineers. We promote professional education and ATO concepts, including academic integration into the ICAO Annex 1 licenses and the new Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) regulations.
Tilmann is an exceptional executive, demanding and straight talking but fair, expects the best and gets the best. He is an exceptional leader, President and CEO with a commanding presence where people sit up and take note, a perfect fit for the world’s first 5* airline. I thoroughly enjoyed working for Tilmann.
For more than 30 years I have worked with Tilmann Gabriel on innovative ideas, first at Lufthansa, later at several successful business ventures with other companies. Tilmann is quick to build new business scopes, often with creative new marketing ideas and he is never hesitant to tackle new terrains in the industry.
Tilmann Gabriel’s appointment as Director of City’s Air Transport Management Programmes enabled City to establish a strong presence in post-graduate education in the aviation industry. Captain Gabriel worked diligently to improve
the programmes by establishing induction workshops with four entries per year and through his leadership we introduced a new MSc programme in Airport Management. The School and University are grateful to Captain Gabriel for these achievements.
UNIVERSITY - MSc AVIATION PROGRAMS
Tilmann “Tim” Gabriel has been a great business partner in the last 20 years, both as airline executive striving for better training principles in business jet and helicopter training, but also as partner running training centers.
Tim is innovative, entrepreneurial and can be tasked with challenging projects both in training as well as operations.
AAAU is now open for applications for its first two Bachelor Programmes in Abuja, Nigeria: BSc Aviation Business & BSc Meteorology. By the end of the year the first Aviation Master Programmes will open. AAAU is also opening an Environmental Science Faculty, focusing on climate change, circular economy, irrigation and other important environmental research for Africa. Prof. Tilmann Gabriel has been appointed as launching Vice Chancellor of AAAU.
Transaction Advisor to the Nigerian Ministry of Aviation to establish new Nigerian National Carrier Nigeria Air. Established full Marketing Analysis, Business Cases and approvals by the Nigerian President and his Federal
As Director of the MSc Aviation Management programmes, restructured the programmes, raised the student fees by over 100% to become 25% of the revenue of the complete School of Mathematics. Engineering and Computer Science. Added 4th additional MSc Airport programme and expanded the offsite teaching location in Dubai as the largest offsite teaching for the whole University. Graduated over 1000 Alumni from the Aviation Industry from 2014 to 2020.
Founding CEO/President of Royal Jet, first commercial Business Aircraft AOC in Middle East. Successful start-up with 4 BBJ’s and 2 G450’s, VVIP support and full service MedEvac around the world
Developed the MRO Design, Concept, 3rd Party Analysis and Business Plan for new 747-8 Fleet
European AOC’s of CHC in the oil and gas and Search- and-Rescue sectors, re-negotiated several union contracts, finalized a new Billion Euro SAR contract with the Republic of Ireland, and brokered a profitable training agreement with CAE.
Expanded business jet service of Qatar Airways to a global presence; established a 9 year rollover A/C exchange strategy; founded subsidiary with own AOC, airline charter takeover for all Qatar Airways aircraft; FBO design for new Doha airport; MRO concept with ASF for Bombardier
As Group CEO and President restructured the European flightschools and found and purchased a further aviation academy in Montpellier. Terminated loss making contracts, turned the operation profitable in 2019. Administered the changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which eventually led to the closure of the non-profitable flightschools, with the Aviation Academy in Montpellier remaining a well-regarded and profitable aviation school for pilots, engineers, flight attendants and ground personnel
Under our leadership, Safi become the first internationally compliant Afghan Airline with the first non-stop connection to Frankfurt and Terminal 1 in Dubai. We introduced the A320 and A340 (German lease to Afghanistan) and attained high profitability