Knorr to head operations at Lufthansa

Captain Werner Knorr has been appointed Head of Flight Operations at Deutsche
Lufthansa AG, effective 1 September.As Postholder Flight Operations, he will in
future be responsible for flight operations and thus for ensuring the validity of
the Air Operator Certificate vis-à-vis the Federal Aviation Agency (LBA) and the
Federal Ministry for Transport. Knorr will take over as Head of Flight Operations
from Captain Jürgen Raps, who will assume the position of Executive Vice President
Operations, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, on 1 September. As Accountable Manager,
Jürgen Raps will be answerable to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Flight
Operations comprises the Boeing 747-400, Airbus A340/A330, A300-600 fleets and soon
also the A380 fleet as well as the short-haul fleets (Airbus A320 family and the
Boeing 737), Crew Planning and Operational Support with the Deputy Head of Flight

Werner Knorr was born on 24 November 1956 in Lamspringe (Lower Saxony). In 1983 he
was awarded a degree in aviation technology from the University of Brunswick. In
1980, while still an undergraduate, he enrolled at the Lufthansa Pilot School, and
three years later joined Lufthansa as a First Officer on the Boeing 737. He
subsequently flew various aircraft types such as the Boeing 747-400 and the Airbus
A340. In 1995 he was upgraded to Captain on the Airbus A320 family. In October 1995,
Werner Knorr assumed the position of Technical Pilot, and the following year took
charge of Lufthansa’s Flight Operations Standards department. In 2000 he moved to
Lufthansa Cargo as Head of Flight Operations, later assuming the position of Head of
Global Freight Operations. While at Lufthansa Cargo, he served as a long-haul pilot
on Boeing MD-11F freighters. In 2004 he switched to the Airbus A340. From 2004 on,
as Head of the Regional Unit, he also coordinated and managed the five regional
airlines operating on behalf of Lufthansa. On 1 October 2005, Werner Knorr joined
the Condor management board with responsibility for the Operations division.