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EUROCONTROL appoints Eamonn Brennan as new Director General from 1 January 2018

16 Jun 2017

Mr. Eamonn Brennan, Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), has been appointed today as the new Director General of EUROCONTROL.

Mr. Brennan will succeed Mr. Frank Brenner whose term comes to an end on 31 December 2017. Mr. Brennan was nominated by the Government of Ireland and is currently Chief Executive and Board Member of the IAA.

Ms Anne Nolan, Chairman of the IAA said, “On behalf of the Board of the IAA, I wish to congratulate Eamonn on his successful appointment.  Eamonn has provided visionary leadership for the IAA and the Irish aviation industry over many years and we wish him well in in his new position at the helm of the European air traffic management industry.  We are tremendously proud of this marvellous achievement.  This is a very prestigious position and a great reflection on his character and competencies as an aviation leader who is admired and respected throughout Europe.  For the IAA, the process to select Eamonn's successor will commence over the Summer through an open process.”

The 41 EUROCONTROL Member States are delighted to welcome Eamonn Brennan as the Director General of EUROCONTROL as of 1 January 2018. ” said Mr. Piotr Samson, President of the EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission and Director General of Civil Aviation of Poland. “Eamonn Brennan is a leading figure in European aviation. His leadership experience and understanding of the issues facing air traffic management today will be invaluable in ensuring that EUROCONTROL can respond to the evolving needs of all the Agency’s stakeholders and support the full implementation of the Single European Sky in a pan-European context.”

On his selection as the Director General designate, Eamonn Brennan thanked the Irish State and the Director General Civil Aviation Ireland for his nomination.  He thanked the EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission and the Provisional Council for putting their trust in him.  “I hope that I can bring my experience to Europe and EUROCONTROL as a unifying force to manage the safe and progressive development of European aviation over the next five years,” said Eamonn.