Ian will take up his appointment on 28 August 2009

The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, Sir Roy McNulty and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy, have appointed Air Commodore Ian Dugmore as Director of the UK Airprox Board (UKAB).Air Commodore Dugmore, currently Director of Aviation Regulation and Safety in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), will take up his appointment on 28 August 2009.  He replaces Peter Hunt, the current Director of UKAB, who is retiring.   Peter has been in the role since August 2004 and has completed his term of office.Air Commodore Dugmore joined the Royal Air Force in 1975 and has 4,000 hours flying experience as a pilot, mainly on Phantom and Tornado aircraft. He has been in his current role since 2007, which includes liaison with UK and other European civil and military aviation authorities and the development and implementation of MoD-wide aviation safety management systems.NOTE:An Airprox is defined as: a situation in which, in the opinion of a pilot or a controller, the distance between aircraft, as well as their relative positions and speed, was such that the safety of the aircraft was, or may have been, compromised.During 2008, the last year for which full data is available, there were 61 Airprox incidents involving commercial air transport and 95% of these were assessed as having no risk of collision. The UKAB website is www.airproxboard.org.uk