Nicolas is currently our Deputy Managing Director and Director of Technical Operations, and was appointed following an industry-wide selection process.
“I am delighted that we are able to appoint Nicolas as the first General Manager of the new SDA International Association,” said Jonathan Astill, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“He has played a key role throughout the life of the consortium to date, and is in a great position to lead the Deployment Manager team as it enters its next phase of evolution.”
“At the same time, I would like to thank Massimo, on behalf of the consortium, for his leadership in establishing the SDM team and making the industrial partnership of airlines, Airports and ANSPs a key part of the SESAR institutional landscape, coordinating the critical deployment projects that will realise the SES vision.”
Nicolas has previously held senior positions with the French Air Navigation Service Provider (DSNA) and the European Commission, before advising the A4 Airlines Group.
Nicolas will take up his new role in January 2018, when the SDA will convert to become a legal entity (a “Not-for-Profit” International Association). The appointment of Nicolas will allow SDA to streamline its management processes.
Warinsko is well known to industrial partners involved with the SESAR programme, and was instrumental in the establishment of the SDA at the end of 2014.