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Dave Knorr

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Division Manager for NextGen Systems Analysis and Modeling

Mr. Knorr has more than 25 years experience with the FAA.  In September 2015 he became the Division Manager for NextGen Systems Analysis and Modeling.  His organization is responsible for developing a Post Operational Assessment of key NextGen capabilities and the NextGen Business Case.  In December 2015, Mr. Knorr was selected to co-lead the NextGen Advisory Committee’s Joint Analysis Team (JAT).  In 2016 the JAT completed joint FAA/Industry assessments of NextGen capabilities at 5 key sites. The JAT is now analyzing additional NextGen capabilities and sites.

Before working in the FAA’s NextGen organization, he served as the FAA Senior Representative in Paris where the portfolio included coordinating international aviation relations with 20+ European and 3 North African States.   Mr. Knorr managed a broad spectrum of issues including agreements on commercial space, safety of exported aviation goods, technical training, air space security, environment, pilot violations, certifications, as well as managing FAA Executive visits to Europe.

Prior to Paris, Mr. Knorr was the FAA Liaison to Germany's Air Traffic Organization.  He also was the FAA's focal point with the EUROCONTROL Performance Review Unit where he initiated the US Europe Operational Performance Comparisons for airspace and major airports. 

From 2010-2102, Mr. Knorr also served as Chairman of the Civil Air Navigation Service Organization (CANSO) Environmental Workgroup.  He led the development of a joint CANSO/Boeing “Call to Industry” on Accelerating Air Traffic Management Efficiency.

Over the last 8 years Mr. Knorr has co-authored 12 technical papers related to aviation performance and operational efficiency.   Mr. Knorr holds a BS in Mathematics and a Masters in Engineering Administration - both from Virginia Tech.