Mr. Haydar Yalcin has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and has been working for the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) since 1989.

He is currently working for the DGCA as the Deputy Director General since December 2004. He has served in various positions throughout his career in the Turkish DGCA, including Aviation Safety Inspector, Maintenance and Airworthiness Inspector, Director of Airworthiness and Maintenance division and Head of Flight Standards Dept.

He is the Former President of the EUROCONTROL Provisional Council, Vice Chairman of ICAO EUR-NAT (Europe-North Atlantic) Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG) and RASG Coordination Group (RCOG), and the member of the Board of Governors of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF).