Patrick Ky, executive director of EASA, and Loh Ngai Seng, Singapore permanent secretary of transport, open the new EASA regional office in Singapore. Photo courtesy of EASA
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) unanimously re-elected Patrick Ky as the agency’s executive director for a second term of five years.
Patrick Ky became the executive director of EASA in 2013. His mission has been to further consolidate the role and responsibilities of the agency to become a worldwide reference in aviation and to make the European aviation regulatory system a fully consistent, efficient and reliable framework.
In 2013 Patrick Ky was the recipient of the The Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award of the Air Traffic Controllers Association in recognition of his achievements in the field of aviation and for being an advocate of innovation and change in air traffic control. In 2015, he was designated “Industry Leader of the Year” by the German publication Fliegermagazin for his commitment to developing simpler, better and lighter rules for general aviation.