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NBAA welcomes Guillermet's appointment to lead EASA
Florian Guillermet will guide EASA through its challenges, particularly its instrumental role in accompanying the transition to greener aviation while maintaining the sector's strong safety record.
DSNA director and soon-to-be EASA executive director Florian Guillermet.

The NBAA has congratulated Florian Guillermet on his appointment as the future executive director of EASA. The decision by the EASA management board underscores the importance of Guillermet's more than two decades of experience and strategic vision in the aviation industry.

Currently serving as the director at the French air navigation services provider DSNA, Guillermet has a commendable track record as a leader who values stakeholder collaboration, including his role as the executive director at SESAR Joint Undertaking from 2014-2021.

"We congratulate Florian Guillermet on this well-deserved appointment and look forward to witnessing the positive impact of his leadership on the future of European aviation," says NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. "His selection reflects the board's confidence in his ability to guide EASA through challenges and contribute to the safe growth of the European aviation community."

NBAA also appreciates and recognises the interim leadership of Luc Tytgat, who assumed the role of acting executive director earlier this year, providing a steady hand and important contributions to EASA during the transition period between permanent directors. Tytgat, who succeeded Patrick Ky, played a crucial role in enhancing safety, as well as the important continuation of research and innovation initiatives at EASA.

"I am honoured to have been selected to take over the leadership of EASA, which has gained a strong reputation in its 20 years' existence for its professionalism and expertise," says Guillermet. "EASA will have an instrumental role in accompanying the transition to greener aviation while maintaining the sector's strong safety record. I look forward to steering the agency through these challenges and to building a positive, multicultural working environment on a basis of trust and transparency."

The next steps in this transition include Guillermet's presentation to the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism on 22 January, with his formal appointment to the role expected on 15 February.

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