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New Director ATM Announced at EUROCONTROL

9 January 2014

The Director General of EUROCONTROL, Frank Brenner, has announced the appointment of Mr Philippe Merlo as the new Director ATM at EUROCONTROL. 

Mr Merlo took up his functions on 6 January 2014. He is 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. 

Mr Merlo has a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and a degree in Civil Aviation Engineering from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile in France. 

“Philippe Merlo is a perfect fit for us at EUROCONTROL – a senior manager with hands-on experience managing an ATC Center, who has had senior roles in finance, research and development and in managing major projects,” said Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL. “I am delighted to have someone with his skills and experience as part of the senior management team as we drive forward EUROCONTROL’s objective of improving the performance of the European ATM Network.” 



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