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Graham Howat

Chief Operating Officer and Founder

An aviation professional to his core, Graham brings to POP as one of its original founders a lifetime of airline engineering knowledge and expertise from BA and HAECO (Cathay)

Graham Howat

An aviation professional to his core, Graham brings a lifetime of airline knowledge and expertise to POP as one of its original founders

After a five-year graduate apprenticeship with British Aerospace, culminating in the award of an MSc in Aircraft Design/Air Transport Engineering from Cranfield University, Graham spent four years in Management Services with British European Airways/British Airways and 18 years in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific Airways’ sister company, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO).

Whilst with HAECO, he was responsible for a variety of engineering activities before spending six years heading the Marketing Division, during which period he travelled extensively to airline clients and industry contacts across five continents, particularly in South and East Asia, China, the Middle East and the USA. He moved on to oversee five years of high growth for HAECO as Managing Director.

Returning to the UK in 1990, Graham founded an aviation services and consulting group and led consulting teams in diverse locations – Ireland, South Africa, Slovakia and Saudi Arabia – as well as blue chip UK aviation companies, including British Airways, Virgin, Rolls-Royce, KLM and AirUK.

He was employed at VP level in international business development roles by British Airways at Heathrow, Volvo Aero Engine Services in Stockholm, Singapore Technologies-Aerospace in Brussels and United Technologies in Connecticut, USA.

As one of the original founders of the project – along with Nino Judge and Bobby Bhakar – Graham has worked pro bono on the project for the last few years.

Other members of the team:
Charlie Clifton
Charlie Clifton

Senior Adviser (Consultant)

Charlie started at Ryanair in 1986 when it was just a start-up operation. In fact, he sold the airline's very first ticket! As Director of Ground Operations, he left in 2002. He then ran the Tiger Airways joint venture in South East Asia with SIA. He was invited to join Webjet, a struggling Brazilian airline at the start of 2010 before an Industry Sale to Gol in 2011.

Nino Judge
(Nino) Navdip Singh Judge

Chief Executive and Founder

An Aeronautical Engineer with a diverse career path as British Army Officer, Bond trader/broker and Formula 1 Team Owner, Nino brings the vision, passion, leadership and management experience to the flypop team

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