Alejandro Mena, new Director of ENAIRE's Balearic Islands Region
Starting today, Alejandro Mena is the new Director of ENAIRE's Balearic Islands Region. The new director began his career at ENAIRE as an air traffic controller in 2003 at the Barcelona Control Centre, where he held various operational positions in En Route and Approach, and as an instructor in the Barcelona Terminal Control Area (TMA).
In 2015, he took over as head of the Regional Operational Safety Department in the Eastern Region, and he has been a representative on the Air Traffic Incident Study and Analysis Committee (CEANITA).
In the last three years, he worked at EUROCONTROL, the European organisation for air navigation safety, assigned by ENAIRE.
Initially, he was the coordinator between ENAIRE and the Network Manager, and he was subsequently appointed by the Civil Aviation General Directorate (DGAC) as Spain's liaison officer at EUROCONTROL, reporting both to ENAIRE and the DGAC.
Mena has a degree in Civil Marine (Ship Engines) from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and is an Engineer 2nd class in the Merchant Marine. In 2013-14, he completed his Executive Master's degree in Business Administration at the IESE Business School (University of Navarra-Barcelona).
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ENAIRE is the air navigation service provider in Spain.
As a company of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, it provides en route control services for all flights and overflights from five control centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Gran Canaria and Palma, as well as approach services to every airport in the country.
In addition, 45 control towers receive ENAIRE's communication, navigation and surveillance services, and 21 airports, including the country's busiest, rely on its aerodrome control services.
ENAIRE is Europe's fourth largest air traffic manager and participates in the A6 Alliance, a coalition of air navigation providers responsible for over 80% of European air traffic, and which is seeking to modernise the air traffic management system. It is also a member of other international alliances promoting the Single European sky, such as SESAR Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, iTEC, CANSO and ICAO.
ENAIRE, as the agency appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to implement the U-space system in Spain, will be the provider of the Common Information Services (CIS), which are essential for administering U-space services to drones and Urban Air Mobility, in interaction with local air traffic control services, so that all types of aircraft can fly safely in the same airspace.
ENAIRE has received the highest score in Europe on the aviation safety key performance indicator. It has also been awarded the EFQM 500 Seal for its safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable management of air navigation services.