Capt. Armin Kniele
Director of Flight Operations
Armin has worked as an Airbus instructor pilot focused on airline start-ups and airline operational reconstruction, with over 20 years airline and over 10 years airline training/management experience.
He was GM of the Kingfisher wide body fleet, where he achieved approvals from the Indian DGCA as well as the UK CAA.
Armin created the new Operation Manual for Etihad, and has trained and certified crews from different cultural & ethnic backgrounds according to international industry standards for Philippine Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Yes Airways, Air China & currently with Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Armin has worked as an Airbus A320 family/A330/A340/A380 examiner/instructor pilot focused on airline start-ups or airline reconstruction of operations departments, with over 20 years airline and over 10 years airline training/management experience. He has also accumulated 5 years in the same capacity on the Boeing 777/787 family
He was Deputy Chief Pilot of Afriqiyah Airways, and General Manager of the Kingfisher wide body fleet, where he achieved the approval of low visibility CAT II/III B (NO) D/H 75 Meters RVR procedures from the Indian DGCA as well as the CAA authorities in UK.
Armin created the new Operation Manual from CARS rules to JAR-OPS as well as the new Safety and Emergency Procedures Manual for ETIHAD AIRWAYS, and has trained and certified crews from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds according to international safety and industry standards for Kingfisher Airlines, Philippine Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Yes Airways, Afriqiyah Airways, Etihad Airways, Air China, Saudi Arabian Airlines.
He currently resides with his family in India.
Other members of the team:
Senior Operations Adviser
With over 30 years of experience in the low cost airline business there is very little that Charlie has not come across before. flypop is immensely fortunate that he is part of the team.
Senior Investment Adviser
Jay brings over 25 years of experience in financial global markets. Jay has spent 20 years working for a major US investment bank as trader and a managing director responsible for trading businesses across London, Hong Kong and New York. Jay has spent the last 3 years as a Partner and an Emerging Markets portfolio manager for a London based macro hedge fund.