Unni has over four decades of experience in aviation, split evenly between the Indian Air Force as a commissioned officer, and as a pilot in commercial aviation. As a fighter pilot in the IAF, most of his flying was on Russian built MiG 21 FL, MiG 21M, MiG 29 and Sukhoi 30K aircraft. In commercial aviation, he flew the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320, A330 and A350, holding Examiner Ratings on A330 and A350 aircraft.
Unni was involved in the induction of the Sukhoi 30 fighter into the IAF, as part of the negotiation team, as also in the operationalisation of the aircraft. He was one of the founding members in the setting up of Kingfisher Airlines in India. This rich experience, along with his knowledge of best practices both in military and commercial aviation, is what he brings to his role as Chief Knowledge Officer at LAMINAAR.
Unni holds a master’s degree in Science from the University of Madras and has undergone The Wharton School’s Advanced Development Course. He is also a Certified Gallup Coach and a certified IOSA Auditor.