DSNA (Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne), the French Air Navigation Service Provider, recorded the daily traffic peak in Europe in 2021: 8,104 flights on Saturday 28 August 2021. This encouraging result following to an unprecedented crisis for aviation is a great motivation for DSNA staff to accompany a gradual and sustainable recovery of air transport that will be more digital, with very ambitious environmental requirements.
DSNA mission consists of controlling air traffic in a safe, fluid and environmentally-friendly manner, while keeping costs under control. Safety remains a fundamental priority but the main priority for the future is to shape a Greener Aviation as a prerequisite for the effective restart of air transport in a sustainable manner. The implementation of 4-FLIGHT, the new-generation ATM system for en-route, in Reims and Marseille ACCs in 2022 proves the commitment of DSNA to pursue its technological modernisation, essential to deliver high-quality service.
Key Data of DSNA: 5 ACCs & 75 Control Towers & 3 overseas regional structures / Staff: 6,900.
Florian GUILLERMET has been a Director of Air Navigation Services (DSNA) since July 2021. He has begun his career by holding several managerial positions within the Operations Directorate of the DSNA, the French Air Navigation Service Provider, from 1997 to 2003, serving first within Paris ACC, then within the Headquarters.
Then, Florian occupied various posts in Brussels:
– Serving at EUROCONTROL Agency from 2004, he has worked at the European Central Flow Management Unit, where he contributed to a range of operational and IT projects. His experience ranges from ATM systems definition and implementation to network operations management.
– He joined the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) as Deputy Executive Director in 2012. From 2014 to June 2021, he was appointed Executive Director of the SESAR JU to lead the organisation in its mission to make Europe’s air traffic management system fit for the digital age.
Florian GUILLERMET is a Graduate of the École Polytechnique X and Civil Aviation Academy in Toulouse. He is an engineer and holds a master’s degree in aeronautics and airport management.
François RICHARD-BOLE – francois.richard-bole(at)aviation-civile.gouv.fr