The governance structure of the SESAR 3 JU is composed of:

1. Governing Board, which is responsible for the strategic orientation and the operations of the Joint Undertaking and supervises the implementation of its activities. Chaired by the Commission (DG MOVE), it is composed of founding members and observers from strategic partners.

View composition of the Governing Board:


Organisation Represented by
Aeroporti di Roma Marco Pellegrino
AENA Amparo Brea Álvarez
Aeroport de Paris M. Jean-Marc Flon
Air France Alain Hervé BERNARD
Air Navigation Services Czech Republic (ANS CR) Jan KLAS
Airbus SAS Jean François ALONSO
Airtel ATN Lt Giulio Di Tillio
Alliance for New Mobility Europe (AME) Christoph Raab
Athens International Airport George Tzavaras
Austro Control Günter Tree
Brussels Airport Company Erik Watzeels
Boeing Aerospace Spain Enrique Casado
Bulatsa Georgi Peev
Croatia Control Dario Grgurić
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Marcus Schnabel
DLR Dirk Kügler
DFS Friedrich-Wilhelm Menge
DSNA Frederic Guignier
Drone Alliance Europe Lucas van Oostrum
Easyjet Europe Airline Gmbh Hugh McConnellogue
ENAC Georges Mykoniatis
ENAIRE Mr. Angel Luis Arias Serrano
ENAV Alessandro Ghilari
Eurocontrol Eamon Brennan
Flughafen München Frank Poetsch
European Commission DG MOVE Henrik Hololei
European Commission DG RTD Rosalinde Van der Vlies
Frequentis Michael Holzbauer
Honeywell George Papageorgiou
Hungaro Control Dr. Rita Somogyi
INDRA Ramón Tarrech Masdeu (main)
Irish Aviation Authority Gerard CaffrEy
Københavns Lufthavne (Copenhagen Airports A/S) Christian Poulsen
ONERA Sébastien Aubry
Leonardo Luisa Propato
Prague Airport Tomáš Vláčil
LFV Ulf Thibblin
LVNL Maartje van der Helm 
NAV Portugal Carlos Alves
Naviair Mikael Eriksson
NLR P.L.J. Eijssen
Pipistrel Tine Tomažič
PANSA Magdalena Kukuła
Ryanair Conor Gillardy
SAAB Mr Lars Jernbäcker
SINTEF Trond Runar Hagen
SCHIPOL Erik Derogee
S.E.A Alessandro Fidato
SWEDAVIA Fredrik Jaresved
Collins Aerospace Ireland Limited Ray Foley
Volocopter Jörn Jaeger
VTT Ari Aalto


Organisation Represented by
European Defence Agency Emilio Fajardo
Civil Users of Airspace Giancarlo Buono
ANSPs (CANSO) Tanja Grobotek
Equipment manufacturers (ASD) Vincent de Vroey
Airports (ACI) Luc Laveyne
Staff association Marc Baumgartner
Scientific community  
EASA Patrick Ky
EUROCAE Christian Schleifer
Unmanned air vehicle industry Cristiano Baldoni

2. Executive Director, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Joint Undertaking in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Board. View SESAR 3 JU staff

3. Advisory bodies, namely:

  • Scientific Committee (Scientific Advisory Body), which will be elected every two years and composed of 15 members who will advise the Governing Board and ensure the scientific excellence of the Digital European Sky Programme.
  • States’ Representatives Group, which monitors the programme progress of the Joint Undertaking, and in line with the Horizon Europe strategic planning and with other relevant EU and member states’ (national and regional) funding instruments. The Group shall also present a coordinated position, taking into consideration the views expressed in the Single Sky Committee.