Luc Tytgat was appointed Acting Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on September 1, 2023. His role is to lead the Agency with a steady hand, ensuring continuity of delivery on EASA’s mission and ensuring strong relations are maintained with stakeholders and the EASA Management Board.
Tytgat joined EASA in January 2015 as its Strategy and Safety Management Director. In this role, he successfully increased the level of safety intelligence and developed a better and more agile regulatory framework. He set the strategic direction for key challenges faced by the sector, such as the need to reinforce the Agency’s role in countering climate change and emerging safety risks such as cybersecurity, conflict zones and health. EASA’s research and innovation activities also expanded significantly under his guidance.
Prior to that, he had been Director of the Pan-European Single Sky Directorate at Eurocontrol from 2011, having previously worked for 20 years in the field of air transport and space at the European Commission and 10 years in the Belgian Air Force.
Tytgat graduated from the Belgian Military Academy as Engineer in Aeronautics and also holds a Master's in Public Management from Solvay Business School in Brussels.