Polish aviation agency chief to head A6 Alliance

Among Janiszewski's duties will be involvement in work on a new legislative package announced for 2020 concerning creation of the Single European Sky, a European Commission initiative that seeks to reform the European air traffic management system. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

The head of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), Janusz Janiszewski, will serve from January 2020 for a year as the head of an alliance of Europe's biggest aviation agencies, the A6 Alliance, PANSA announced on Wednesday.

The A6 Alliance groups the air navigation service agencies of Germany, France and the UK among others.

"The Polish representative was chosen as the head of A6, an alliance of the biggest European aviation institutions," PANSA spokesman Pawel Łukaszewicz told PAP. "From January 2020, PANSA President Janusz Janiszewski will head the Steering Board of the alliance, the institution ensuring security in the airspace of Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain and Italy, among others. It will be the first time in history that a Pole has fulfilled that function."

The decision to appoint Janiszewski was taken at a meeting of the A6 Alliance's leading members in Brussels, Łukaszewicz added.

"During the talks, representatives of European providers of aviation services underscored the many years of operational and management experience of the PANSA president as well as the activity and engagement of the Polish agency in work with the European Commission, Eurocontrol, associations grouping airlines and airports, and others," Łukaszewicz said.

Among Janiszewski's duties will be involvement in work on a new legislative package announced for 2020 concerning creation of the Single European Sky, a European Commission initiative that seeks to reform the European air traffic management system.