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Johann Friedrich Colsman

Director General of Civil Aviation, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany

Johann Friedrich Colsman is Director General of Civil Aviation in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure since April 2018; before he served as Deputy Director General, in both capacities overlooking, among others, the German legislative activities on drones as well as the negotiations at EU level for the new EASA basic regulation. He has worked served for the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in various functions in Bonn and Brussels since 1993. During the German Presidency in 1999 he chaired the Aviation Working Group of the EU Council; later he served as an advisor for transport policy to the President of the European Parliament and the Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport.