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03 November 2014



AEA appoints Mildred Trögeler as General Manager Technical & Operations

The Association of European Airlines today announced that Mildred Trögeler has been appointed to the post of General Manager Technical & Operations. Mildred takes over from Vincent De Vroey who is moving to the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) as Director of Civil Aviation. 

AEA’s CEO Athar Husain Khan commented: "We are delighted to announce Mildred’s appointment. We are confident that she is well placed to continue the important work of achieving AEA’s objectives in the field of Technical and Operations. In her new role she will be a valuable asset for AEA and its members.”  

Prior to joining the AEA, Mildred Trögeler gained international experience in the aerospace field at DLR (German Aerospace Center) working closely with EU Member States, the United Nations and the European Space Agency. She is a German lawyer with an Advanced LL.M. in Aviation and Space Law from the University of Leiden (the Netherlands), specialised in Economics and Competition law. 

"It is a great honour to have been given this opportunity to represent a key area of one of the most strategically important industries in Europe in these challenging times. I will build upon the exceptional work done in the past, particularly with respect to relations with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and to developments on Air Traffic Management & Single European Sky, Flight and Duty Time Limitations, REACH, engineering & maintenance and aviation safety. I will also continue to strengthen AEA’s position as a constructive and reliable partner in the dialogue with EU institutions, Member States and relevant stakeholders." said Mildred Trögeler.

For more information, please contact:

Geert Sciot

General Manager Communications
Association of European Airlines
Avenue Louise 350, B-1050 Brussels

Tel. :       +32 (0)2 639.89.76
Mob.:     +32 (0) 491373259
E-mail:   geert.sciot@aea.be

ABOUT AEA: The Association of European Airlines (AEA) brings together 30 European established scheduled network carriers. These collectively carry nearly 400 million passengers and 5.5 million tonnes of cargo each year, operating 2,550 aircraft serving 600 destinations in 160 countries with 10,000 flights a day. They provide around 370,000 jobs directly, and generate a total turnover of €100 billion.




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