Michael Grüninger

Managing Director of GCS Safety Solutions

Michael Grüninger, born in 1962, is the founder and managing director of Great Circle Services, the leading provider of safety solutions to aviation operators, ranging from airlines, business aircraft operators to maintenance organisations based in Switzerland. Michael holds two bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Theology and a Master in Business Administration as well as an ATPL. Michael has lived and worked in Egypt for several years. He has served as an airline pilot for a Swiss airline and worked as a Flight Inspector for the Swiss Civil Aviation Authority (FOCA). He is an accredited IS-BAO auditor, an IOSA auditor, a Human Factor Specialist (EAAP) and a lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Michael regularly writes the safety column „Safety Sense“ in BART International. Michael’s professional interests cover the areas of safety/quality, operations management, non-causal approaches to system safety, resilience and Human Factors.

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