What are our areas of aviation authority expertise?
As experts in aviation regulation our consulting activities focus on many areas such as Aircraft Registry's, Aircraft Surveys, MAOS / DAOS regulatory support, Safety Management Reviews, Quality Assurance, Organisational Approvals, Management System Diagnostics, Management Coaching, Human Factors programme implementation and Error Management System improvement.
What do we offer?
We offer access to expert, impartial, regulator experienced aviation professionals and a range of comprehensive consulting services for regulating Maintenance and Airworthiness Management organisations. We support aviation authorities of all sizes requiring expertise to improve safety, compliance, risk and error management and business performance.
Our successful client assignments include:
- UK MoD Central Policy Areas for MAOS and DAOS development
- Isle of Man Aircraft Registry
The MoD engages us for our unique combination of defence and civil aviation expertise. Smaller aviation authorities use us for professional expertise and customer facing approach. Our services are secured on a project basis and/or retained service contract basis where consistency of support over a long period is required.
We understand the regulators operating environment and we are able to bring new insights and expert knowledge. We are committed to delivering practical and real value-adding solutions to all the assignments we perform.
Our consulting track record with aviation authorities
We support in areas of Procedures development - Approvals advice - Consulting support - Managerial support - Aircraft surveys
We are proud to have been engaged to develop all of the airworthiness related procedures, forms and certificates during the establishment of Isle of Man Aircraft Registry in support of the Island's Director of Civil Aviation. Over a period of 6 months, we developed ICAO compliant procedures and defined Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) with the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2007 for all regulatory activities associated with aircraft certification, continued airworthiness and maintenance. This culminated in the successful launch of the new aircraft registry on 1st May 2007 when two new Citation aircraft were certified under the new system. We continue to support the DCA, fulfilling the role of Airworthiness Manager.
Baines Simmons was selected as sole supplier of organisation assessment services to the UK MoD's Technical Enabling Service, Continuing Airworthiness Support Division. Following our contribution to the Division's understanding of the EASA airworthiness regulatory system and development of the new Defence Standard 05-130, we commenced organisation assessment for the issue of MIL Part 145 MAOS approval, on behalf of the defence regulator.
We have acted as the sole supplier of certification services to the newly established Isle of Man Aircraft Registry, completing aircraft surveys at factories and aerodromes around the world. We provide a team of authorised surveyors to the Director of Civil Aviation, accommodating owners preferred timescales and survey locations. The quality of our services has directly contributed to the success of the registry since its launch in May 2007.
Why do aviation authorities select us as preferred partners?
- We operate across the whole aviation sector and bring wide perspectives
- We operate at Policy-Making level with several partnered organisations
- Our activities are professionally executed and driven to add value
- We are trusted by MoD and some of the largest aviation authorities in the world
- We focus on practical and pragmatic solutions in the operational environment
- We have unrivalled experiences and skills in our expert areas
- Air Safety is both our passion and our profession