New Director ATM announced at EUROCONTROL
The Director General of EUROCONTROL, Frank Brenner, has announced the appointment of Mr Philippe Merlo as the new Director ATM at EUROCONTROL.
Mr Merlo takes up his functions on 6 January 2014. He will be responsible for the areas of Air Traffic Management, Research and Development, including the respective relations to international bodies such as ICAO.
Mr Merlo has spent all his career in air traffic management, having worked for the Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) of France since graduating from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile.
He has held a number of senior posts, most recently Deputy CEO of the direction des Services de la navigation aérienne (DSNA) of France. In this role, he was responsible for crisis management, international relations and major projects. Previous posts have included Director of the Direction of Technology and Innovation, Head of the Bordeaux en-route air traffic control center, and Head of the Air Navigation Financial Department.