Michael Radunz was born in 1961 in Berlin / Germany. He gained a degree (Dipl. Ing.) in aerospace engineering from the technical university of Berlin, Germany, in 1985.
Michael began his career as a project manager at Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) GmbH - now part of EADS- one of the leading manufacturers of military aircraft in Germany. In 1988 he was seconded to Rockwell International, Los Angeles, USA, to participate in the development of the X-31 thrust vectoring demonstrator aircraft.
After 5 years with MBB, in 1990 he joined Lufthansa German Airlines in the technical division, where he was a project manager for the Airbus aircraft A319/A320/A321.
At the beginning of 1993 Michael became manager of the A310- 200 sales project including the freighter conversion for Federal Express in the department of aircraft sales and marketing. During these 2 years he worked on several other sales and leasing deals with Lufthansa aircraft.
After four and a half years in the Lufthansa group he was promoted to the Lufthansa Resident Representative at Airbus Industrie in Toulouse, France, where he was responsible for the overview of the manufacturing process and the delivery of more than 20 Lufthansa aircraft as well as several aircraft for other airlines.
In mid 1998 he became Technical Director of GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG (a joint venture of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and KGAL GmbH & Co. KG) and in November 2000 he was appointed Managing Director of GOAL. Between 2000 and 2012 he developed the company’s portfolio to more than 60 aircraft in its peak time.
In parallel he served as a member of the Investment Committee of the Global Aircraft Fund No.1 launched by HSH Nordbank, Germany, between October 2007 and December 2010.
Since July 1, 2012 he runs his own business CONSAERO GmbH, a company specialized in aviation consulting, aircraft trading and asset management. Since its foundation the company re-marketed more than 40 aircraft (narrow and widebody) and several jet-engines. Moreover, CONSAERO has several aircraft under asset management on behalf of lessors and the European Export Credit Agency, Euler Hermes.
Throughout his professional career, Radunz has been at pains to acquire additional qualifications, mainly in the fields of quality management, economics, leasing and law. This broad spectrum of technical and commercial experience makes him highly competent in virtually every area of the aviation business.