Skyguide CEO appointed to the EU Commission’s Aviation Platform

AT THE request of the European Commission, Daniel Weder, CEO of the Swiss air navigation service provider skyguide, is joining the newly created expert committee chaired by EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas.  The Aviation Platform met for the first time on October 20 in Brussels.
The platform was established as a result of the ash cloud crisis in the spring of 2010 and is intended to help co-ordinate future measures with a direct impact on European aviation, such as national airspace closures, across the whole of Europe.  In addition, the committee will advise the EU Commission, for example on evaluating future challenges and on the long-term strategic direction of the aviation sector, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the European aviation industry over the longer term.  The Aviation Platform is made up of 16 representatives of the European aviation industry.
Daniel Weder was appointed CEO of skyguide in October 2007.  He is also chair of the strategic board of air navigation service providers in the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central, FABEC.  Before joining skyguide, Daniel Weder held several positions at SWISS.  Most recently he was managing director of airport services and operation steering.