Director Network Management
Joe Sultana has been the Director of the Network Management Directorate since 1 July 2013.
Mr Sultana joined EUROCONTROL in 1991 as an Airspace Management Expert and was involved in coordinating Airspace and Navigation projects within the Airspace Division in the European Air Traffic Control Harmonisation and Integration Programme (EATCHIP) Development Directorate.
He was appointed as the Agency’s Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) Programme Manager in May 1998. The RVSM Programme was completed in December 2002 after its successful implementation in 41 States in January of the same year.
In April 2003, Mr Sultana was appointed as Head of Business Division Network Capacity. Subsequently, he was assigned additional responsibility for the Dynamic Management of European Airspace Network (DMEAN) Framework Programme. In October 2006, Mr Sultana became EUROCONTROL’s Head of Airspace, Network Planning and Navigation Division.
On 1 June 2008, Mr Sultana moved to the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) as Head of Operations and on 2 January 2009 became the Deputy Director CFMU responsible for Network Operations and Information Management. On 1 January 2011, he became Chief Operating Officer responsible for the overall Network Manager functions.
Joe Sultana graduated with an Engineering Degree from the University of Malta in 1975 and joined the Air Traffic Services Unit in Malta in the same year. He obtained air traffic controller (ATCO) licences in Aerodrome, Radar and Area Control and was a Watch Supervisor for four years. In 1982, he was appointed Head of Air Traffic Services in the Maltese Department of Civil Aviation. He became Deputy Director of Civil Aviation within the same Administration in 1984, retaining direct responsibility for the Air Traffic Services organisation until his departure from Malta.