Mr. Eamonn Brennan

Director General, Eurocontrol

Eamonn Brennan is the Director General of EUROCONTROL based in Brussels, Belgium.

EUROCONTROL is an intergovernmental European organisation with 41 member States and comprehensive agreements with two others. It manages the European Air Traffic Network handling over 11 million flights yearly and is central to the financial management of the system, which costs €10 billion annually. The organisation provides a range of technical coordination activities, training and research support for States, Airlines, ATC Providers, Airports and Industry. In addition, it also provides ATC services for the upper airspace of the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Northern Germany amongst the busiest airspace in continental Europe. (www.eurocontrol.int)

Prior to joining EUROCONTROL, he was Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority with responsibility for the safety regulation of the fast growing civil aviation sector, providing air navigation services in Irish airspace and ATC at major airports and North Atlantic Communications. He was significantly involved in the promotion of the industry, which saw considerable growth with high levels of safety, performance, cost efficiency and expansion of services, investments in technology, resources and infrastructure. He has also worked on international positions in South East Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur, in Malta and London and led the successful Airline Group bid for the first ever part privatisation of a European Air Navigation Service Provider in the UK.

Eamonn has served as Chairman of CANSO Global, Chairman of the COOPANS Alliance, and has worked in the past with the Boards of Borealis, Aireon, Entry Point North and the IAA.

He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, a chartered accountant and a private pilot. He loves aviation.