This year’s best aircraft mechanic works for Aero-Dienst


Christian and Heike

For the fourth time a mechanic from Nuremberg has been singled out as Germany’s best aircraft mechanic by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).

Christian Bierlein was the most successful of a total of 384 aircraft mechanics who completed their apprenticeship.

He travelled to the annual “celebration of the best” hosted by the DIHK in Berlin. During the ceremony, he received a certificate and a trophy from European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther H. Öttinger and DIHK president Eric Schweitzer, as well as their personal congratulations.

Three other apprentices completed their training as aircraft mechanics with Aero-Dienst with the top grade at the same time: Tim Weinzierl, Timo Fischer-Menzel and Matthias Lösch. Two of them were awarded the Bavarian State Prize by the Oberpfaffenhofen Vocational School.

Viktor Peter, CEO of Aero-Dienst, said: “We are extremely proud of our young talent. A company that wants to provide top quality needs staff with top qualifications. The fact that our apprentices regularly get top grades shows that we know what we’re doing when it comes to recruiting junior staff.”

“With the four apprentices who started their training in September we are currently accompanying and promoting 27 young people on their way towards embarking on an attractive career in the highly interesting aviation industry,” added technical trainer Christian Steininger.

Bierlein is pictured with Heike Kummer, chairwoman of the DIHK Education Council. (Photo: DIHK/Schicke/Ebner)