About us

About us

“Swiss precision, worldwide”  –  since 2007

Metrocore was founded by Oliver Meier and incorporated in 2007 as CRAFTconsult LLC. During its early stages, the company was exclusively providing consulting services in the arena of airline and business aviation operations.

In 2015 the name changed to Metrocore and the company was upgraded from a Limited Liability Company (GmbH) to a private shareholding company (Aktiengesellschaft), with an increase in share capital to better facilitate its ongoing investment activities.

Today we focus on three core areas:

  • Advisory – Airline Operations & Strategy
  • Ad- interim management solutions – Non-Executive Directors, Senior Executives and Nominated Persons [AOC, ATO, CAMO Postholders]
  • Aviation and aviation related M&A activities in the lower mid-market segment

Oliver Meier

Founder & Principal

  • Proven and certified Expert in strategic and operative Airline Leadership & Management
  • Strong background in Flight Operations Management with Emirates Airline, Gulf Air, Swiss International Air Lines and other major international carriers
  • Former Fleet Technical Pilot Airbus A330/A340 and A319 ACJ for Emirates Airline
  • Pilot, Captain and Entrepreneur with more than 20 years airline and business aviation experience
  • Worldwide flying and command experience on wide-bodied passenger aircraft. Captain Airbus A320/ A330/ A340 with about 8700 flying hours. UAE GCAA and Swiss FOCA EASA ATPL, both with ELP 6 endorsements
  • Founder and start-up CEO of Metropolitan Airlines
  • Majority ownership and P&L responsibility for private share holding companies in aviation and aviation related sectors
  • Multicultural experience in inspiring and leading people of plus 130 nationalities in the arena of Airline Operations
  • Master of Science degree from City University London (Air Transport Management) and alumnus of the Emirates Airline Group high-potential programme (Executive Leadership Development Programme)
  • Qualified and acceptable to Civil Aviation Authorities as Accountable Manager & Nominated Person

Team

For every client engagement or investment project we assemble a blended team, specifically tailored to the prevailing task. Our existing team of advisors and ad-interim managers have experience working for following Airlines, Corporate Flight Departments and MRO`s (non-exhaustive list):

Airlines

Swissair, Qantas, Emirates, Gulf Air, Kulula, Crossair, Belair, WOW Air, British Airways, LTU, Virgin Atlantic, SWISS International Air Lines, Lufthansa, Lion Air, Eurowings, Ryanair, EasyJet, Lufthansa Cargo, Vueling, Aer Lingus, SAA, Canada 3000, Air Berlin

Business Aviation

Jet Aviation, Net Jets Europe, Vista Jet, Global Jet, Privat Air, Emirates Executive, Comlux

MRO`s

SR Technics, Emirates Engineering, Lufthansa Technik, Jet Aviation