Amnon Hammer has been with EL AL since 1986. In 2003, he was appointed as Director of Engineering, responsible for all airline engineering disciplines: Avionics, Structures & Interiors, Ground Equipment, Systems & Power Plant, Maintenance Specifications, Weight & Balance Performance, Technical Publications and Design/Drafting. Like most of his colleagues, Amnon began his career in the Israel Air Force, where he served as an Aviation Technician.
The Engineering Division consists of 70 employees – 27 holding BSc. degrees in Engineering. In addition to the day-to-day support of airline activities, the Engineering Division is active in the design and execution of in-house modifications in various areas, such as configuration changes to A/C LOPAs including monuments adition/relocation, seat modification and IFE system upgared on all aircraft types.
The greatest engineering achievement was made in modifying and upgrading the interior configuration on a 777 and 747-400 to add PC power system to the entire aircraft and upgrading the IFE system under the FAA STC
In 2008 Amnon was assigned and relocated to Seattle for delivering new 737NG A/C from Boeing. At that time he was also heading an additional project in Tel Aviv as on the 777 to add lavatories instead of a VCC (Video Control Center) that moved to the aircraft crown with appropriate changes to the aircraft structure and cooling and venting systems.
Amnon Hammer earned a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba in 1984 and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in an the Executive MBA program at Tel Aviv University in 1997.