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Information about Jan-Arwed Richter

Jan-Arwed Richter, Founder and CEO of JACDEC

Born and living in 1967 in bicycle distance from Hamburg Airport, I came into contact with aviation since my early youth. The fascination of watching planes still amazes me today. After graduation, I studied city- and regional planning during which time I – together with my co-author Christian Wolf – founded JACDEC as a non-commercial project and developed my 2ndary career as an aviation safety author. Therefore I initiated a huge database of commercial aviation accidents as a hobby. It was until the year 2000, I decided to make aviation safety my #1 profession. Besides writing articles I received requests from people and corporations seeking qualified safety expertise of airlines and countries. Consequently, JACDEC evolved into an aviation safety consultant and became a globally recognized institution for professional safety information.

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