Catalin Popa, a retired Lieutenant-Commander and former Romanian CAA Inspector, is now a Technical Specialist within Operational Safety Section, ANB / ICAO. He has been involved in military and civil aviation since 1995. In 2016 he became Romania’s representative to Eurocontrol. In his current position, Catalin is responsible for providing technical advice and services in relation to personnel licensing and flight operations, specifically in the implementation of the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of Annex 1, Annex 6 - Parts I, II and III, Annex 8 and Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Training (PANS-TRG, Doc 9868). He also is responsible for analyzing problems raised by states and international organizations in the field of language proficiency, training and personnel licensing and recommending appropriate solutions.