|IAOPA President Phil Boyer, Valdemar ("Val") Eggers, and IAOPA Secretary-General John Sheehan|
The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) has a new senior vice president to head up its European Region. Valdemar ("Val") Eggers was named to the position at IAOPA's 25 March 2000 regional meeting in Amsterdam.
"With his distinguished career in civil aviation, Val brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the job," said IAOPA President Phil Boyer. "With 30 affiliates, IAOPA's European Region is the most active in our association, often leading the world in changes that significantly affect worldwide general aviation and aerial work activities."
Following a career with the Royal Danish Air Force, Valdemar Eggers was appointed director general of civil aviation in Denmark. He has presided over the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA). Among many outstanding achievements, he led the joint ECAC/Eurocontrol development of the landmark document, “Air Traffic Management Strategy for the Years 2000+.”
He is an active member of AOPA Denmark and an enthusiastic general aviation pilot.
In accepting the position, Eggers said, "Aviation in Europe is growing and changing rapidly. General aviation and aerial work activities are an integral part of that growth, so it's important that their needs be recognized and accommodated at the highest levels.
"IAOPA Europe must actively participate in current and future changes to ensure that its constituents' needs are incorporated into regional plans and strategies. I look forward to working with all those involved in general aviation and aerial work to achieve that goal."
IAOPA affiliates represent the interests of general aviation and aerial work activities in 52 countries around the world. Their membership numbers more than 400,000 pilots and aircraft operators. For more information, visit the IAOPA Web site
April 6, 2000