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Karlheinz Haag
Head of Corporate Environment

Dr. Ing. Karlheinz Haag studied aero-space engineering at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH Aachen) from 1975 to 1981. As junior scientist he then worked at the Institute for Mechanics at the Technical University Aachen where he made his doctoral degree too. Between 1988 and 2002 he held several management functions at German Aerospace Center (DLR e. V.). As Program-Director Aeronautics he was responsible for the management of DLR´s aeronautics research programs between 1998 and 2002. Since 2002 he holds the position as Vice President of the Department “Environmental Issues” at Lufthansa German Airlines Group.

Dr. Haag is chairman of the Environmental Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and member of several IATA working groups and he is chairman of the Environmental Standing Committee of the Association of European Airlines (AEA). By personal appointment he is also member of the National Noise Advisory Board in Germany and member of the advisory board of the “Climate Service Center” in Germany.

The portfolio of the position covers research oriented activities, technical and operational aspects in combination with lobby activities.

Current major issues at Lufthansa:

  • Support of climate and noise related research activities
  • Mitigation of gaseous emissions
  • Carbon neutral growth, global sectoral approach
  • Four Pillar strategy
  • marked based measures (Voluntary compensation, Emission trading)
  • Alternative fuels
  • Noise mitigation
  • Local air-quality
  • Environmental management
  • Political, environment-focussed lobby-work on national European and international level


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