Daniel Knecht
PROFESSIONAL WORK AND TRAINING HISTORY 1988 – 1992 5 semesters studying physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, interrupted by military service 1992 – 1994 Latin, Greek and Hebrew studies at the Theological Faculty of the University of Zurich 1994 – 1999 Course of studies in interdisciplinary sciences (physics, mathematics and chemistry) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, degree dissertation “Dynamik von CO in einer C60-Matrix” (Dynamics of CO in a C60-Matrix) with Prof. Dr. Beat H. Meier, Research Group for Solid State NMR at the Laboratory for Physical Chemistry. since 1.9.1999 Full-time investigator-in-charge of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) now the Swiss Accident Investigation Board (SAIB), Aviation Department since 1.1.2010 Deputy Head AAIB a.i., today SAIB-AV FURTHER EDUCATION 1988 Language study stay in La Rochelle (F) 1996 – 1997 Commercial pilot training 1997 – 1998 Flight instructor training 2001 Accident investigator training at the College of Aeronautics of Cranfield University (UK) 2002 Instrument rating theory course (IR) 2003 Airline transport pilot theory course ATPL 2003 Acquired private pilot's licence for helicopters PPL(H) 2004 Training to become a First Officer with type rating on Airbus A319/20/21 aircraft with Edelweiss Air 2005 Acquired airline transport pilot’s licence (aeroplanes) ATPL(A) 2004 – 2008 Part-time work as First Officer and Senior First Officer with Edelweiss Air 2004 – 2007 Advanced training on single and multi-engine turbine-powered helicopters, mountain landing rating, commercial pilot’s licence (helicopters) CPL(H) 2006 Language study stay in Elba (I) since 2008 Part-time work as Senior First Officer with easyJet 2009 Training for and acquisition of airline transport pilot’s licence (helicopter) ATPL(H) MILITARY 1996 – 1988 Basic military pilot training on Pilatus PC-7, Vampire DH 100/115 and Northrop Tiger F 5 E/F