Dr. Kai Wendler
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Dr. Kai Wendler


Work Darmstadt

For many years, Dr. Kai Wendler has been active as a lecturer for the Institute of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering and the Air Transport Section at TU Darmstadt. His courses include Air Transport II, Ausgewählte Themen der Flughafenplanung (C) and Wirtschaftspolitik und Verkehr (C).

Kai Wendler, born on 3rd July 1970 in Langen (Hesse), studied architecture at the TU Darmstadt and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. After graduating as an engineer, he began his professional career in 2000 in the planning team for the capacitive expansion of Frankfurt Airport. He wrote his dissertation at the ETH Zurich on a current topic in the field of airport planning (“The impact of changing safety requirements in air traffic on the planning of passenger facilities”). The work was funded by the Erich Becker Foundation.

In addition to his engineering education and research work, he completed a part-time MBA executive degree at the University of Nottingham, UK, between 2009 and 2013.

Dr. Wendler is currently head of the staff unit Control Centre Management of Fraport AG, Frankfurt Airport.

  • Learning from passenger simulation tools – the effect of the EES introduction at airports
    Presentation at: Getting EES ready – Secunet Conference and Workshop. Prague, Czech Republic, 26th to 28th of November 2019.
  • The European Entry-Exit System – Challenges for Airport Operators
    Presentation at: Passenger Terminal Expo Conference. London, United Kingdom, 26th to 28th of March 2019.
  • Impact of new technologies in security on the passenger experience – example bodyscan
    Presentation at: ECAC workshop on security equipment and technology. Riga, Latvia, 6th to 8th of June 2017.
  • Changing Security Measures and their Influence on Terminal Infrastructure
    Presentation at: Passenger Terminal Expo Conference. Cologne, Germany, 15th to 17th of March 2016.
  • The big migration
    Presentation at: Smart Airports Conference. Munich, Germany, 6th to 8th of October 2015.
  • Terminalplanung unter Sicherheitsaspekten
    Publikation: Shaker Verlag, Aachen (2011)
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  • New Developments in Security Regulations
    Presentation at: European Travel and Retail Conference, ETRC. Brussels, Belgium, 10th of September 2010.
  • Aviation and Airport Security in a New Reality
    Presentation at: Public Transport Security (Euro Transport and Railways). Berlin, Germany, 3th to 4th of March 2008.
  • Design Follows Security: The influence of security measures in the design of passenger terminals
    Presentation at: Passenger Terminal Expo Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 15th to 17th of April 2008.

(Summer 2020)