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Thomas Mickler

Thomas Mickler

Head of International Cooperation Department, European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Mr. Mickler is the Head of EASA’s International Cooperation Department. In his function he focusses on building global partnerships to enhance aviation safety worldwide, support the free movement of products and services and promote European and global safety standards.

Between August 2014 and August 2021, Mr. Mickler was based in Washington D.C. where he served as EASA’s Representative to the USA.

Prior to that he held the position of Head of Standardization at EASA working closely with the European Commission and European States on the implementation of European Aviation Safety Regulations to ensure a high and uniform level of aviation safety across Europe.

Before joining the EASA team in November 2009, Mr. Mickler served as Director Air Operations, Personnel Licensing, Accident Investigation, and Aviation Safety Programmes at the German Ministry of Transportation, responsible for the governmental oversight of the German Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) in the fields of Air Operations and Personnel Licensing, as well as the German Accident Investigation Body (BFU).

From January 1998 to March 2004, Mr. Mickler served as a member of the Air Navigation Commission and Alternate Representative of Germany to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Prior to his term at ICAO, Mr. Mickler was a Project Certification Manager of transport category aircraft at the German LBA, both on national and international type certification projects.

Mr. Mickler graduated in 1990 with a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.