Bernhard Randerath has been in the aviation business for more than 30 years with leading aviation companies like Lufthansa, Airbus and Etihad Airways. He is currently Vice President, Design, Engineering and Innovation at Etihad Aviation Group in Abu Dhabi.
Bernhard has held various management positions in Aircraft Design, Maintenance, Engineering, Customer Suport and Airline Operations, and has a broad and deep experience of maintenance systems and operations.
At Lufthansa Technik he was specialised in Troubleshooting. In Airbus, he held diffierent positions. In his last position Bernhard was the Head of Maintenance Systems Engineering, responsible for Fault Diagnosis, Fault Correlation Development and Maintenance Systems Integration. In 2007, he was assigned as a Lead Manager for the A380 recovery troubleshooting taem, a transnational working group of about 200 engineers. In 2010, Bernhard was nominated as the Airbus expert for ‘Maintenance, Operation and Reliability’.
Bernhard joined Etihad Airways in 2011 and currently heads the Design, Engineering and Innovation teams in Etihad Airways Engineering. His organisation holds several P21 approvals, includign an EASA Major aproval for Cabin and System Changes, but also the newly achieved P21G Production approval and, as a first Airline organisation, the 3D Printing Certification Approval for EASA.
One of his most interesting challenges is to deliver the highest standards and qualities set by Etihad Airways, Etihad Airways Equity Partners and third party customers.
Leveraging his deep knowledge of future maintenance functions, Bernhard established in 2006 a technology product named PAHMIR (Predictive Aircraft Health Monitoring in Reconfiguration). Several projects were transferred into Research and Technology projects financed by the government of Germany. In 2008, Bernhard and his team were honoured for his new approach of troubleshooting activities with the Airbus ‘Awards of Excellence’ for outstanding achievement. Bernhard has a Master Degree in Aircraft Design and holds several patents especially in Aircraft Design and Failure Detection. He was also educated as an aircraft technician. Bernhard is an enthusiastic pilot and leads the European Bonanza Society as a President.