Brian Flynn is Head of Performance, Forecasting and Relations in EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager Directorate (NMD).
He began his work experience as an Air Traffic Controller in Ireland. Then he joined EUROCONTROL, first as Simulation Expert, then as Head of CFMU Flight Plan Processing Unit. He later became Assistant Head of CFMU Network Operations Division.
With the creation of the Network Management Directorate (NMD) in 2010, he became Head of Network Operations Services. In June 2012 Brian was appointed Head of Performance, Forecasting and Relations in NMD.
The Head of Performance, Forecasting and Relations unit has editorial ownership of the Network Manager Performance plan, a key strategic document supporting the network manager functions. The unit’s responsibilities include delivery of both the forecasts and the delay and traffic analysis that support improved performance for the European air transport network, monitoring and reporting on network operational performance, analysing operational performance issues and coordinating proposed solutions, and initiation of changes to achieve performance. Brian coordinates all the Network Manager’s activities outside the EUROCONTROL area of responsibility. The extensive customer relations activities of DNM are also managed by the unit.
Brian Flynn has a long career in EUROCONTROL, starting with model-based simulations of airspace and route reorganisations, followed by prototyping of early ATFM systems.
He was an active member of the project team that set up the Central Flow Management Unit (now NMD), staffing, hardware and software systems and buildings.
He has a strong and extensive operations management experience in all domains of ATFCM (flight planning, airspace data and flow and capacity management).
His main activities are focussed on the strategic and performance plans aimed at achieving the European Single Sky performance objectives and spreading the concept of global interoperability and ATFM.
Brian is a member of the group of ATFM experts who have developed the ICAO Global ATFM Manual Doc. 9971.
Since Summer 2012 he is the ATM lead on the EU ASEAN project (AATIP) set up with a view to supporting the achievement of a safe, secure and sustainable ASEAN Single Aviation Market (ASAM) based on high regulatory standards.