Kyle is responsible for GAMA's activities related to regulatory requirements and policies in Europe governing the design, certification, production, operation and maintenance of general aviation aircraft. He works closely with 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 such as the FAA to promote regulatory harmonisation and mutual recognition in order to reduce the burden of validation and duplicated industry oversight.
Based in Brussels, Kyle joined GAMA from the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) in September 2016, where he most recently served as Civil Aviation Manager. Prior to joining ASD, he served as a project systems engineer and whole engine design engineer for Rolls-Royce in the United Kingdom on a range of major aircraft propulsion projects for Boeing and Airbus aircraft. A native of Northern Ireland, he received his master’s degree with honours in aeronautical engineering from the University of Bristol. Kyle is currently a student pilot working towards his Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).