Donation page for the family of Prof. Dr. Matthias Heller

(donation info below)

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Students of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Heller –

Due to the actual restricted situation, the funeral of Matthias has taken place only with the inner circle of the family. However, as soon as society goes back to normal operation, his family plans to organize a public service for him in his home church.

What can we do now? – Matthias leaves behind four wonderful girls – his wife and three daughters.

Nothing can bring back a Dad – but we all can at least support to reduce all the nuisances and bothering implications dragging behind such a sad event. The family should have their heads free for mourning the loss and remembering a loving husband and father!

Therefore, a donation page has been established. You can find it at By donating you are helping and you are doing something great – every support is welcome.

Please forward and spread this information around – so everybody who knew Matthias is aware of it, his colleagues, friends, students and beyond.

Thank you!

“Operational Risk Management Issues between Theory and Real Life” – Cpt. Mattias Pak

Wed, 24.07.2019 14:00, MW2050
Cpt. Mattias Pak (747F)
Vice President Aviation Safety Cargolux Airlines

“Operational Risk Management Issues
between Theory and Real Life”

Some incidents or accidents cannot be quantified from operational data alone because they haven‘t occured in the past. Still, for some events there is a non zero risk that we would like to quanitfy so we can take the necessary precautions for the future.

One such issue is the transport of undeclared dangerous goods, for example hidden lithium batteries. There is an inherent risk with highly flammable material that endangers the crew as well as the whole operation.

How do we tell it is safe to take any such material on board? Can we take the risk? How do we quantify the probabilities?