Governance at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has to change radically if the organisation is to work well, says its executive director Patrick Goudou. The agency “needs a management board of about eight people like a proper company”, said Goudou at last week’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva.

The existing EASA management board has 26 people – one seat for each European Union country, plus the European Commission. Goudou said the smaller board should be chosen by EASA for financial, legal, aviation and engineering skills. They should not have to come from specific EU states, he argued. EASA has been criticised for poor management and budgeting.

Source: Flight International