Dr. Gilles Savary

Inhaber, Safety Adviser | Speaker | Lecturer, fractalrisk

Lausanne, Switzerland


Risk Management Solutions
Knowledge Transfer
Flight Safety
Public Safety


Professional experience for Gilles Savary

  • Current 5 years and 6 months, since Oct 2018

    Safety Adviser | Speaker | Lecturer


    Supporting organizations to save lives by achieving outstanding safety performance

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2016 - Sep 2018

    Safety Manager | Pilot in Command Boeing 767

    Azurair Germany

  • 5 years, Oct 2011 - Sep 2016

    Safety Manager | Pilot in Command Airbus 300

    DHL European Air Trainsport

    In this exigent and rewarding position, I have had the chance to lead the Safety Department of a fast growing freighter airline and maintenance organisation. We designed and implemented a hands-on Safety Management System, including Flight Data Monitoring and Emergency Response Plan, to effectively manage specific risks linked to express delivery and night operations. In parallel to my activity as Manager Operational Safety, I have been fortunate enough to fly the Airbus A300-600 as a Captain.

  • 8 years and 6 months, Mar 2008 - Aug 2016

    Safety Management Trainer | IATA Safety Auditor | Head of Aviation Training

    Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH

    While managing a profit center for aviation quality and safety training, I led the development and delivery of early Safety Management System training in aviation with a strong focus on practical applications and return on investment.

  • 7 years and 1 month, Feb 2001 - Feb 2008

    Synthetic Flight Instructor Saab 2000 | Examiner

    Swiss Aviation Training

    In this very rewarding job, I guided flight crews in achieving their type rating on the SAAB 2000. I had the great pleasure to work with airlines of more than 10 different nationalities, which all shared a common goal: safe flying.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Sep 2004 - Dec 2006

    Aeronautical System Engineer


    Though the successive design stages of the A400M, I was dealing with the system design built teams in order to validate the integration of aircraft systems into a Space Allocation Model. Purpose was to ensure that components would fit in the aircraft structure, while taking all particular risks into consideration.

  • 7 years and 9 months, Nov 1995 - Jul 2003

    Pilot in Command Saab 2000

    Swiss International Air Lines

    In this wonderful job, I was responsible for bringing passengers safely, punctually and comfortably at their destination, while managing operational risks, caring about the environment, economical factors and company interests.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Aug 1993 - Oct 1995

    Post Doctorate Materials Engineering

    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

    I developed and delivered a course for PhD students on image analysis coupled electron microscopy for applications in materials engineering. A purpose of this was the recognition of patterns in microstructures, such as micro-cracks, particles, crystals etc. This was an excellent opportunity to practice scientific cooperation in an intercultural environment.

Educational background for Gilles Savary

  • 11 months, Nov 2017 - Sep 2018

    Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin

    Ausbildung in Kooperation mit der German Speaker Association (GSA). Titel der Keynote bei der Prüfung: Sicherheit auf eigene Gefahr, wie Katastrophen in Zukunft funktionieren

  • 1989 - 1993

    Materials Engineering

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    I examined the surface of parts, which were subject to repetitive over-loads. At a microscopic scale, the surface may look like a landscape with hills and valleys. As the material is over-loaded, the landscape is changing, as micro-cracks eventually grow and ultimately lead to fracture.

  • 1984 - 1989


    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    I compared surfaces of metals at a microscopic scale with fractals models and found a correlation between the roughness of the surface and its fractal dimension. This was allowing an alternative and more accurate description of the surface for testing and/or specification purposes.


  • German


  • French

    First language

  • English


  • Portuguese



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