John L. Knolla

Director, Product Support Engineering & Certification

LMI Aerospace

John Knolla is Director, Product Support Engineering & Certification at LMI Aerospace – Engineering Services based in San Diego, CA.  He has more than 22 years of Technical and Management experience in Reliability, Maintainability and Safety Engineering; Integrated Logistics Support; Systems and Project Engineering; Certification and Technical Documentation at companies such as Hawker-Beechcraft Corporation, Eclipse Aviation, Dassault FalconJet, ITT, and BAE Systems supporting all branches of the US Armed Services, leading airframe OEMs, and many commercial, foreign government and military customers.  

John has served on Air Transport Association Working Groups defining Digital Display and Flight Operations approaches for the airline industry, as well as the FAA/industry panel that developed the original Advisory Circular for the Certification, Airworthiness and Operational Use of Electronic Flight Bags.  He is an active pilot and aircraft owner who holds a Commercial Pilot’s License.

A long time technical evangelist, John is a multi-discipline ‘big picture’ thought leader who seeks to realize the potential that modern standards, technology and applications promise - to assist OEMs, Tier 1 and 2 Suppliers and Operators to get the most out of new and legacy platforms.