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Philippe Merlo

Philippe Merlo

Director of the European Green Sky Directorate, EUROCONTROL

Philippe Merlo is the Director of the European Green Sky Directorate (EGSD) since 1 October 2022. Before that, Philippe was Director DECMA (the European-Civil Military ATM Directorate); he joined EUROCONTROL in February 2014 as Director ATM.

EGDS brings under one roof a strong technology, innovation, international cooperation, sustainability and aviation intelligence.

Philippe has spent his entire career in ATM, beginning as a flight test engineer in 1986 in the French DGAC (Directorate General for Civil Aviation) after graduating from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile in Toulouse. He would then steadily rise within the organization to occupy a number of managerial functions of increasing responsibility, including four years as Head of the En-Route ATC Centre in Bordeaux and four years as Director of all Technical Systems and Innovation. In 2010 he became Deputy CEO of DSNA, the French Air Navigation Service Provider, in which capacity he was increasingly involved in ATM at a European level, before joining EUROCONTROL four years later.