Soumendu Pattnaik has a vast amount of experience in commercial aviation in Africa and the Middle East. He has held various operations-related positions including Flight Operations Officer, Planning and Dispatch Coordinator, and Planning and Scheduling Manager. He has been AMI’s Aviation Manager since 2016.
Soumendu has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a major in Thermodynamics and he obtained his Commercial Pilots License in 2013. He maintains an in-depth understanding of flight operations, ground operations, rostering and crewing, flight support services, safety management, regulatory requirements, and public relations. He balances this with a keen focus on operational cost discipline and customer/commercial objectives.