Kyle Martin joined GAMA in 2016, initially as Director of European Regulatory Affairs, before being promoted to the role of Vice President, European Affairs in January 2020. Kyle manages GAMA’s European office, based in Brussels, Belgium. He is responsible for overseeing the breadth of GAMA’s activities in Europe including safety, airworthiness, maintenance, operations and sustainability. He works with the European Commission, Parliament and Member States on the broad range of policy and regulatory issues affecting General Aviation in Europe, as well as promoting GA as a leader in innovation and low-carbon mobility solutions. In addition, he works closely the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and serves on several of the Agency’s advisory bodies and rulemaking groups. He also works closely with other prominent regulatory agencies around the world to promote regulatory harmonisation and mutual recognition in order to reduce the burden of validation and improve safety.
Prior to joining GAMA, Kyle spent three years with the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), where he most recently served as Civil Aviation Manager. At ASD, Kyle represented the interests of the European civil aviation manufacturing sector, focusing on policy and technical issues with regulators such as European Aviation Safety Agency, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and the International Civil Aviation Organization, as well as the EU Institutions. Prior to joining ASD, Kyle held a number of management and technical positions at Rolls-Royce in the United Kingdom and Canada, where he worked since 2006, including as the Project Systems Engineer for the Trent XWB engine for the Airbus A350 aircraft, and Whole Engine Design Engineer for the Trent 1000 for the Boeing 787. Kyle is registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council in the United Kingdom. A native of Northern Ireland, he received his master’s degree with honors in aeronautical engineering from the University of Bristol.