Speaker Bio

Giovanni Di Antonio

ENAC (Italian CAA)

Aerospace Director

Giovanni Di Antonio currently serves as the Aerospace Director at Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) where he is leading the development of the National regulation for suborbital flight, access to space and re-entry. He graduated in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at University of Rome "La Sapienza". After some years spent in Aviation and Defence industry, he has joined ENAC in 2006, working as EASA Airworthiness Certification Expert and Design Organization Approval (DOA) Inspector. Mr. Di Antonio presently chairs the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) and the EASA Higher Airspace Operations (HAO) Task Force in charge of carrying out the preparatory work for the future European HAO regulatory framework, under the mandate of the European Commission. He is also involved in the ECHO project for the definition of the HAO concept of operation.He has been involved in the Italian AAM/UAM initiative since the beginning as a member of the Italian AAM Task Force Steering Committee, where he has directly contributed to the development of the National AAM Strategic Plan and Roadmap. Mr. Di Antonio is member of various groups such as the ICAO Space Learning Group, the European Commercial Spaceport Forum, and the European Group of Suborbital Flight Regulation.