On 1 July, Andreas Boschen officially started his mandate as Executive Director of the SESAR 3 JU. Boschen’s arrival comes at a critical moment as the new partnership embarks on its ambitious research and innovation programme to make Europe’s aviation infrastructure fit for the digital age and on target to meet the sector’s net zero ambitions. 

During his time at the European Commission, Andreas Boschen has been actively shaping policy and following legislation on aviation, more specifically the Single European Sky, developing implementing rules, managing the Single Sky committee and coordinating relations with Eurocontrol and third countries.

Over the last eight years, he has been managing EU financial support to the deployment of SESAR solutions via the Connecting Europe Facility. This combined knowledge of policy, regulation and sector priorities, as well as programme and project implementation, will be key as the partnership seeks to accelerate between now and 2030 the delivery of an inclusive, resilient and sustainable Digital European Sky.

 “We need to provide solutions to make air traffic management in Europe environmentally sustainable and fit for the future. This is the vision of the Digital European Sky; I look forward to working with our members and partners to making it a reality,” said Boschen at the time of his appointment in May.