Speaker Bio

José Luis Avendaño

Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia

Deputy Director General

Colonel Jose Luis Enrique Avendaño Hurtado is an officer in active duty of the Colombian Air Force and is commissioned to the Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia as the deputy director.
Colonel Avendaño was born on November 2nd, 1976. Joined the Air Force on January 11th, 1994. He graduated as a Aeronautic Administrator in 1997 and then worked as helicopter pilot and fixed wing pilot of the Colombia Air Force for more than 20 years.
During his career, Colonel Avendaño occupied several positions specially in operational areas, for example in aeromedical evacuation and search and rescue.
From 2019 to 2021 he was appointed as Deputy commander and chief of staff at Military Air Transport Command.
From November 2021 to January 2023 served as Director of Air Navigation Operations of the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority.