Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner

Secretary General

Joined EUROCAE as acting Secretary General in July 2014 and took over the permanent position in February 2015.

As former President of the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal he was responsible for developing Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in the field of Air Navigation and Safety.

Prior to his posting at ICAO, Mr. Schleifer was in charge of Aircraft and Equipment Certification, Airworthiness and Operational Requirements at the Austrian Civil Aviation Authority (Austro Control).

Christian Schleifer was a Certification and Flight Test Engineer specialised in Avionics, Electrics and Human-Machine interfaces. After his return from ICAO, he was involved in the strategic development of the ANS side of Austro Control, contributing to the European and Global Air Navigation modernisation programs.

Christian has his background in Electronic Engineering and Economics and is also holding a valid Avionic Maintenance License (AML) as well as a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and actively flies single and multi-engine aircraft.

Phone: +33 1 49 46 19 66

Elodie Lanniel

Executive Assistant

Elodie Lanniel has joined the EUROCAE Secretariat as Executive Assistant in June 2011.

Before joining EUROCAE, she worked as Assistant to President & Human Resources Assistant (Temporary employees management: establishment of contracts and follow-up) for international entities.

Phone: +33 1 49 46 19 65

Samira Bezza

Office Support Manager

Samira Bovigny has joined the EUROCAE Secretariat in 2000.

Phone: +33 1 49 46 19 70

Anna von Groote

Technical Programme Director

Anna von Groote has joined the EUROCAE Secretariat as Technical Programme Manager in 2011.

Before joining EUROCAE, she worked at the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) since 2006, where she assumed responsibilities for the organization’s work programme in different sectors. In her role as Programme Manager at CEN, she was responsible amongst others for the aerospace and air traffic management sector.

Ms von Groote holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Centre for European Integration Studies / University of Bonn (Germany).

Phone: +33 1 49 46 19 71

Adrian Cioranu

Technical Programme Manager

Adrian has more than 16 years of experience in international aviation and management. He previously served as Deputy Representative of Romania on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and headed high-level initiatives at regional and international level.

He started and led the only industry programme for airport safety –APEX– for ACI World in Montreal. In this position, he worked closely with ICAO and conducted field missions at airports in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Previously Adrian worked as consultant for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and led a consulting company developing a solution linking airport certification, risk management and economic performance.

Adrian has a legal background and holds an MBA in Global Aviation from Concordia University in Montreal and a Master in Air and Space Law from McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law.

Phone: +33 1 49 46 19 72

Luc Deneufchatel

Technical Secretary - Expert

Luc Deneufchâtel has graduated from École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile in Toulouse. He spent 43 years with Direction des Services de Navigation Aérienne (the French ANSP).

He has been a member of the EUROCAE Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for 20 years since 2000, and TAC chairman from 2005 until the end of 2014.

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Alexander Engel

Attache seconded from EUROCONTROL

Alexander Engel supports EUROCAE since November 2012 in the Technical Program Management. He is on a 50% secondment from EUROCONTROL.

After almost 17 years in the German Air Force, including 12 years as military Air Traffic Control Officer at Lechfeld aerodrome and the Maastricht UAC, he joined EUROCONTROL in 1996 as Teamleader of the RADNET/RMCDE Implementation Team supporting users of surveillance data networks.

In 2005 he joined the Surveillance Unit at EUROCONTROL Headquarters in Brussels working in the domain of surveillance data distribution and managing the development of the surveillance data format ASTERIX. After moving to the Single European Sky Unit in 2011 he is mainly working on Regulatory Impact Assessments.

Alexander Engel holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering of the University of the German Armed Forces.

Phone: +32 (0)2 729 33 55

Sergiu Marzac

Technical Programme Manager

Sergiu Marzac has joined the EUROCAE Secretariat as Technical Programme Manager in April 2017, having more than 12 years of extensive experience in the civil aviation domain.

Before EUROCAE, he worked at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova being involved in different rulemaking activities at state level as well as coordinating from the CAA side an EU technical assistance project on the transposition of the European aviation acquis into the national legal framework.

Sergiu holds a Master’s degree in International Law from the Moldovan State University and a Diploma in Civil Aviation Management from the Singapore Aviation Academy.

Phone: +33 1 49 46 19 73

Raphaël de Courrèges

Office Support Manager

Raphaël de Courrèges joined the team in September 2016 to assist the Secretariat during the absence of Samira Bovigny.

Previously, he worked as a professional coach in a Counseling and HR consulting firm.

Phone: +33 1 49 46 19 70