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The AMES Team


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Walter Starzacher

President AMES Group
- Engineering Degree in Aeronautics - Vienna

In 1987, following his incipient start as a Maintenance Engineer for the Austrian Airforce, Walter changed to the Airline industry and held various management positions at Airlines in Austria and Germany.

After 15 years in the Airline industry Walter initially founded AMES in 2002 and developed the AMES Group into the "most flexible one stop shop" in the industry.

Today, 55 highly qualified employees work at AMES, where EASA DOA/POA and Part 145 approvals are held in the AMES Group. Walter is responsible for the strategic developement, marketing and financials of the AMES Group.
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Daniel Maier

Managing Director - CEO AMES
Part 21J / Part 21G / Part145
- Degree in Mechanical Engineering - Zeltweg, Austria

With aviation beeing Daniel's core business since early 2000, he has led numerous engineering teams before initiating his career at AMES.

In 2009, Daniel co-founded the AMES PLS Part21G Organisation and simultaneously became the company's Chief Executive Officer.

Today, Daniel heads 38 highly qualified employees working at AMES DOA/POA/Part 145. Daniel is responsible for keeping the high quality standards in the organization guarantee to act as real one stop shop beyond imagination of its worldwide customer network.
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Ronald Kräftner

Managing Director AMES Consulting and Training and SVP Administration AMES Group
- Master Degree at the Faculty of Law - Graz, Austria

5 years Member of the Aeropolitical Section of the Ministry of Transport, Civil Aviation Administration in Vienna/Austria.
"The regulatory basis for International Aviation"

"14 years working in the fast-changing Airline business"
In 1996 changed to the Airline Sector and held various management positions (Lauda Air, Austrian Airlines, Qatar Airways) in Legal Affairs, International Relations, Flight Operations and Technical Services including Quality Management.

After this he joined the AMES Group in 2010, Managing Director of AMES CaT since 2011 and now serving the airline and leasing industry.

"Aviation all my professional life and from various angles!"