Prof Dr Dirk Kügler
Director, Institute of Flight Guidance, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Dirk Kuegler is the Director of the Institute of Flight Guidance at DLR German Aerospace Center in Braunschweig since 2008 as well as a full professor for air traffic management (ATM) at the Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany.
His personal area of interest is the future design and automation of the ATM system (on-ground and on-board) as well as CNS technology. He is also focusing on airborne collision avoidance and future surveillance technologies as well as navigation applications.
Dirk Kuegler received a doctorate degree (Dr.-Ing.) and a diploma degree as Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) in electrical engineering, communication, data and high-frequency engineering from Technische Universitaet Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany.
He has been 10 years with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (German Air Navigation Service Provider), Langen, Germany as Director of the Business Unit Consulting and in his last position as Director of the Technical Coordination and Planning Division.
In 2005 and 2006 he has been the DFS Liaison Officer at FAA-HQ in Washington DC, USA.
He has also been visiting lecturer at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 2015 to 2018 (“The Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control“).
Dirk Kuegler is a member of the SESAR Joint undertaking Administrative Board and a fellow (FRIN) to the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN).