Pieke Satijn is a former air traffic controller from the Netherlands. He also holds an aviation weather forecaster diploma and a PPL. Pieke works for EUROCONTROL as the ELPAC Test Manager. Currently, 56 States are using the ELPAC test to assess their ATCOs and pilots. The ATCO test version is fully recognised by ICAO under the AELTS programme. In 2015 EUROCONTROL and ICAO signed a cooperation agreement aiming at supporting ICAO language proficiency implementation in ICAO Contracting States and promoting the use of ICAO recognised language proficiency tests.