Accumulating over 25 years of Commercial and Business Aviation experience, Christian Hatje is Founding-Partner and acts as the CEO of Sparfell & Partners with his broad-based aviation knowledge. Earning his Licensed Engineering Degree in 1993, Christian began his career at Airbus on the engineering and asset management side of the industry spectrum. Traveling the world at Lufthansa Consulting, Christian managed a diversified portfolio of customers ranging from commercial operators to leading corporate clients before taking over responsibilities at Lufthansa Technik for asset management for financiers and leasing companies.Christian was the founder and head of an aircraft leasing company based in Ireland called Amentum, managing an aircraft portfolio of more than $2.2bn. At the helm of all business aviation activities of PrivatAir, in addition to establishing the first ever alliance amongst business jet operators worldwide, AirClub and acting as its Chairman & President, Christian’s talents have been applied to the engineering, maintenance, operation, regulatory, asset management, financing & leasing, accounting, aircraft trading and completion as well as customer relations spectrum of the business.He has considerable experience in aircraft acquisitions and delivery, immense knowledge of aircraft sales for commercial aircraft, business jets and helicopters, and he gained experience being a member of the Board of Governors of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and setting up BRABUS Private Aviation, a company for tailor made cabin interiors. Fostering a life-long passion for aviation, Christian is also a member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT).