Madrid, November 30th, 2022
Carolina López-Malla is Coordinator of the Aeronautical Staff Licensing Area and works specifically in the Professional Flight Crew Licensing Service. SENASA has been providing support to the aeronautical authority in the field of flight crew licensing since it became a competence of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC), adapting also its activity to support the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) since its creation.
In these years SENASA’s team has contributed with its support to AESA with regards to the advancement of regulatory development, adapting all the changes in the regulations to respond to the needs of the aeronautical sector in terms of licensing. In the Aeronautical Staff Licensing Division, SENASA is present in all services that affect the issuance of licenses for male and female pilots and cabin crew. The General Aviation, Aeronautical Education Coordination and Type Rating Training Services, where the teaching schools (ATO and DTO) are approved, depend on this division. Other services also depend on it, such as Language Proficiency, Flight Attendants, Dangerous Goods, Aeronautical Medicine, the Examination Service and the Operational Engineering Service. In addition to all this, there is a Public Attention Service, from which all enquiries from interested parties are handled.
Addressing such a wide range of services requires a very varied multidisciplinary team, expert technicians with excellent training and very diverse professional profiles: aeronautical engineers, aircraft engineers, helicopter pilots, ULM, balloon and glider pilots, doctors, philologists, cabin crew, Dangerous Goods experts, aeronautical managers and, of course, administrative staff. Coordinating such a large and varied team of people is key to being able to offer the excellent service that the authority demands.
Carolina López-Malla, as Staff Coordinator of these areas, tells us how they work, what they do, their achievements and what are the most important challenges ahead for the SENASA team.
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