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Dirk Polloczek

Dirk Polloczek

President

Captain, Flying Airbus 320 for Lufthansa

Areas of responsibility:

  • Representing ECA vis-à-vis the Member Associations, European Institutions and other relevant International Organisations
  • Together with the Vice-President, managing ECA as a whole
  • ECA External Relations 

Jon Horne

Jon Horne

Vice-President

Senior First Officer flying Airbus 320 series for a major UK airline

Areas of responsibility:

  • Oversight of the political aspects of ECA technical work
  • Together with the President, managing ECA as a whole
  • Liaising between ECA and IFALPA
  • ECA Legal group
  • ECA RPAS WG
  • Representing ECA in the EU Social Dialogue

Paul Reuter

Paul Reuter

Technical Affairs Director

Training Captain, flying B737 NG for Luxair S.A.

Areas of responsibility:

  • In charge of Flight Crew Licensing and Operations
  • EASA incl. ESSI, OPS and Licensing, EASA Stakeholder Advisory Board
  • EASA pilot project
  • UAV
  • Flight Data WG (incl. Just Culture and related activities of Social Dialogue, etc.)
  • ECAST, EHEST and subgroups
  • IFALPA-Committees: AAP, ADO, HUPER (in conjunction with EBDs IND)
  • ECA Training, Licensing and Operations Working Group (TLO WG)

Johan Glantz

Technical Affairs Director

Training Captain flying B737NG for SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Air Traffic Management & Aerodromes (ATMA WG)
  • ECA Helicopter Working Group (HEL WG)
  • ECA RPAS Working Group (RAPS WG)
  • IFALPA Committees: ATS, AGE, RPAS & HEL
  • SESAR activities,
  • EU Commission (DGMOVE) Industry Consultation Body  (ICB) & Expert Group on Human Dimension (EGHD)
  • EUROCONTROL (incl. Provisional Council, Agency Advisory Board)
  • EASA Stakeholder Advisory Board (Alternate)

Otjan de Bruijn

Otjan de Bruijn

Professional Affairs Director

Captain, flying Boeing 777 for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Industrial Working Group (IND WG)
  • ECA Security Working Group (SEC WG).

Clemens Kopetz

 

Clemens Kopetz

Professional Affairs Director

Senior First Officer, flying Airbus A330 for Swiss International Air Lines

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Industrial Working Group (IND WG)
  • ECA Trans-National Airlines Working Group (TNA WG)
  • ECA Flight Time Limitations Working Group (FTL WG)

Frederic Schaaf

Admin & Finance Director

First Officer, flying Boeing 737/800 for Transavia France

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Financial Working Group
  • Oversees ECA’s financial & administrative management

 


ECA Secretariat

Philip von Schöppenthau

Philip von Schöppenthau

Secretary General

Areas of responsibility:

  • Daily management of ECA & advice to Executive Board
  • ECA Flight Time Limitations Working Group (FTL WG)

 

 

 


Ignacio Plaza Sevillano

Ignacio Plaza Sevillano

Deputy Secretary General

Legal Advisor

Areas of responsibility:

  • Legal issues
  • Social dialogue
  • Support to the Secretary General
  • Processing of information and requests

 

 


Anna Hagmajer

Anna Hagmajer

Office Manager

Areas of responsibility:

  • Office organisation & general administrative management
  • Point of contact for ECA MAs and external interlocutors
  • Accounting & Financial issues
  • Management of all practicalities related to staff
  • Organisation of ECA conferences

 

 


Rosella Marasco

Rosella Marasco

Policy Advisor

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Security Working Group (SEC WG)
  • ECA Industrial Working Group (IND WG)
  • ECA External Relations 
  • Security, incl. SAGAS, ECAC, etc.
  • IFALPA Committees: SEC, PGA

 


 

 

Stefano Piri

Industrial Policy Advisor

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Industrial Working Group (IND WG)
  • Trans-National Airlines
  • IFALPA Committees: IND

 


Paulina Marcickiewicz

Paulina Marcickiewicz

Technical Policy Advisor

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Training, Licensing and Operations Working Group (TLO WG) – responsible for flight operations’ issues
  • ECA Helicopters Working group 
  • ECA RPAS Working Group
  • ECA Cabin Air Quality Task Force
  • EASA, incl EAB, ESSI, SSCC, general strategy
  • EASA: training & licensing issues
  • ECAST, and subgroups
  • IFALPA Committees: ADO, HUPER, HELI (focal point and technical issues)
  • Commission/Council /Parliament

 


Loïc Michel

Loïc Michel

Technical Policy Advisor

Areas of responsibility:

  • ECA Flight Data Working Group (FD WG) – responsible for Occurrence Reporting & Accident and Incident Investigations
  • ECA Air Traffic Management & Airports Working Group (ATMA WG)
  • IFALPA Committees: AAP, ATS & AGE (focal point and technical issues)
  • SESAR Joint Undertaking incl. Administrative Board
  • Eurocontrol incl. Provisional Council, Agency Advisory Board
  • EASA European Operators FDM Forum, ATM & Airports issues
  • European Commission/Council /Parliament

 


Sarah Kamer

Sarah Kamer

Administrative & Member Relations Officer

Areas of responsibility:

  • Administrative and organisational support to Office Manager, policy advisors, Working Groups
  • Point of contact and support to ECA members
  • Organisational aspects of EB and WG meetings, incl. taking minutes
  • Management of ECA Databases
  • ECA website
  • IT support

 

 


Kameliya Encheva

Kameliya Encheva

Communications Officer

Areas of responsibility:

  • Internal & External Communications
  • Newsletter, Websites and Social Media management
  • Press Relations & Media enquiries
  • Event organisation