European Cockpit Association
Jo Schoenmaker is an active flying 10.000+ hours captain, flight instructor and examiner (TRE/TRI) on the Boeing 737 Next Gen, flying for transavia.com, one of KLM’s subsidiaries.
He started his career as a police officer. He was also a pilot for the Aviation Branch of the Dutch National Police and flew fixed wing aircraft for police and coastguard.
He joined Transavia airlines in 1991 and held several positions within his company, including safety trainer, safety officer, project manager, security advisor and security trainer. He developed training in the areas of security and Crew Resource Management (CRM).
Captain Jo Schoenmaker is in aviation security since 2005, when he joined the security committee of VNV-DALPA (Dutch Airline Pilots Association) and became chairman of that committee in 2009.
Since 2013 he is also vice chairman of the security committee of IFALPA (International Federation of Airline Pilots Association). He participates in several working groups of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) and Eurocontrol.