Marta Lestau Sáenz is the Director of Flight Safety since June 2012 at the Spanish Safety and Security State Agency (AESA), assuming competences in the area of aircraft certification, operations and maintenance, and recently RPAS. Regarding air transport, she is also responsible for the issuance of operating licenses, economic supervision and commercial permits. Previously, she was the Director of Civil Aviation Security and User Protection since the establishment of AESA in October 2008, being responsible for the support to the Secretary of State for transport in the coordination and followup of the national aviation security programme. She also lead the strategy of the action plan on improving air passenger rights and was in charge of the development and enforcement of air passenger rights. In her duties, she dealt with financial supervision of airlines and air navigation services providers in the framework of the Single European sky. Marta is Aeronautical engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and holds a Master degree in Leadership and Public Management from the International University Menéndez Pelayo. She has represented Spain as an aviation expert in several international forums at organisations such as European Union, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), EUROCONTROL, European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).