Robert Heigl is a certified aircraft mechanic and studied Mechanical Engineering at TH Mittelhessen. As a project manager, he is working for the department of corporate innovation management at Lufthansa Technik AG. In this position, he is responsible for the group-wide identification and conceptual advancement of ideas with potential for innovation. The scope of his work comprises effectiveness verifications of fuel efficiency measures and implementations of technological feasibility studies as well as profitability analyses. In the project retrofit efficiency (RetroEff), supported by the German aviation research program (Lufo V-2), he is the consortium leader in charge.