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Baines Simmons Events


Our Directors and Principal Consultants are invited to speak at major industry events around the world where they share our thoughts and views on aviation regulations, compliance and safety management issues facing our industry – today and in the future.

Upcoming events

IATA Safety Management Conference
25th - 26th October 2016
Abu Dhabi

Jeff Fieldhouse, Principal Consultant at Baines Simmons, will be joining safety specialists and stakeholders from around the globe to hear the latest IATA thinking around Safety Management and contribute to the further evaluation and coordinated development of aviation safety management programs worldwide.

Webinar: EMARs – Implementing for Success
2nd - 2nd November 2016
Online Webinar

In this webinar, Bob Simmons and Duane Kritzinger discuss the fundamentals required to ensure the successful implementation of the European Military Airworthiness Requirements. The webinar will draw on their experience of supporting clients with regulatory change as well pick up on key themes discussed at the EDA MAWA Conference in October.

FREE Workshop – How our FAiR® System can help to build a Just Culture
4th - 4th November 2016
Baines Simmons Aviation Safety Academy, Fairoaks Airport, Surrey UK

Register for this FREE workshop to discover how the Baines Simmons FAiR® System can help you to build and implement a Just Culture in your organisation.

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IMARC – International Military Airworthiness Conference
14th - 15th November 2016
Melbourne, Australia

Baines Simmons Director, Bob Simmons, is featuring as a speaker where he will focus on the implementation of EMARs. IMARC provides Airworthiness Authorities and Industry partners with a forum to gain insight into the benefits of an emerging global convention on military airworthiness regulation.

Australian Government Department of Defence
DGTA Continuing Airworthiness Conference
16th - 17th November 2016
Melbourne, Australia

Baines Simmons Director, Bob Simmons, will be joining Continuing Airworthiness and Maintenance personnel in the Defence Aviation Community to network and discuss the technical airworthiness regulatory environment.

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Safety Culture for Safety Performance
21st - 22nd November 2016

This interactive and highly participative workshop will be led and facilitated by Keven Baines, founding director of Baines Simmons.

Safety Culture for Safety Performance
EASA Product Certification and Design Organisation Approval Workshop
22nd - 23rd November 2016

Baines Simmons Principal Consultant, Duane Kritzinger, will be joining Industry Representatives, EASA and National Aviation Authorities staff to hear updates on DOA working methods and the latest thinking in the Part 21 world.


Past events

ERA General Assembly
11th - 13th October 2016

Ian Holder, Baines Simmons Principal Consultant, will be delivering the results of the benchmarking study conducted in conjunction with ERA and its members on the topic of 'Management of Safety'.

EDA Military Airworthiness Conference 2016
5th - 6th October 2016

Baines Simmons Director Bob Simmons and Principal Consultant Kevin Hopwood are attending to hear the latest thinking on EMARS. They will join key stakeholders from national authorities, industry, European agencies and international organisations for two days of informed presentations, thought-provoking discussions and stimulating 'Question and Answer' sessions.

European Defence Agency
World Aviation Safety Summit 2016
25th - 26th April 2016

As the event’s official Workshop Partner, Baines Simmons will be hosting two free workshops to help delegates from predominantly Middle Eastern aviation organisations to understand the benefits of having a safety culture and in particular, how creating a Just Culture helps drive safety performance.

In addition, Keven Baines, Director of Baines Simmons, will be part of the industry panel of experts who have been invited to discuss Safety Culture on Day 1 of the programme.

World Aviation Safety Summit, Dubai 2016
IATA Ops Conference 2016
18th - 20th April 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark

Keven Baines, Director, is attending the IATA Ops Conference 2016. Ops Conference brings together more than 300 global delegates that are committed to the future of aviation safety and the management of operations in a challenging environment and changing world.

ERA Regional Airline Conference 2016
6th - 7th April 2016

Founding Director Bob Simmons and Practice Director Jo Welland are attending the ERA Regional Airline Conference 2016.

Regional Airline Conference
4th European Aviation Safety Symposium
3rd - 4th November 2015
Heathrow, London

Under the theme ‘Through Compliance to Performance’, the Baines Simmons 4th European Aviation Safety Symposium will feature a number of high calibre, influential speakers from civil, military and regulatory aviation organisations from around the world.

4th European Aviation Safety Symposium
ERA General Assembly
13th - 15th October 2015

Baines Simmons will be exhibiting at the ERA's premier event, the General Assembly

ERA Industry Affairs Group (IAG)
25th - 26th June 2015

Founding Director Bob Simmons will be speaking at the ERA Industry Affairs Group

EASA/FAA International Safety Conference
10th - 12th June 2015

Baines Simmons Principal Consultant Duane Kritzinger will be attending the EASA/FAA International Safety Conference

SMICG Industry Day
22nd - 22nd May 2015
EASA HQ, Cologne

Keven Baines will be speaking at the 6th Safety Management International Collaboration Group (SMICG) Industry Day.

RAeS Annual Banquet
19th May 2015
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RAeS HF Conference
12th May 2015
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Helioffshore AGM
8th - 11th May 2015
WATS – World Aviation Training Conference and Roadshow
21st - 23rd April 2015
Helicopter Aviation Training Symposium (HATS)
21st - 23rd April 2015
ERA Conference
15th - 16th April 2015
IATA Ops Conference / Helicopter Conference
13th - 15th April 2015
Los Angeles
RAeS Flight Ops Manager in 21st C
17th - 18th March 2015
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24th - 25th February 2015
Flight Safety Engineering & Maintenance Forum
12th February 2015
ADS Annual Dinner
2nd February 2015
67th annual international Air Safety Summit (IASS 2014)
11th - 13th November 2014
Abu Dhabi

Baines Simmons will be attending – further details to follow

40th European Rotocraft Forum 2014
2nd - 5th September 2014
Grand Harbour Hotel

Baines Simmons will be attending – further details to follow

Airline Engineering and Maintenance Safety
8th - 9th July 2014
The Kensington Hotel

Keven Baines will be speaking at this major industry event about pinpointing difficulties of implementing a Just Culture and talking through what can be done to overcome them.

Isle of Man Conference
19th June 2014
Isle of Man

Bob Simmons, Technical Director, is attending the Isle of Man Conference in Douglas this year.

RAes Royal Banquet
21st May 2014
InterContinental London Park Lane

Baines Simmons will attend this year’s prestigious RAeS event with renowned guests from around the world.

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EHOC Annual Conference 2014
9th - 12th May 2014

Keven Baines will be speaking at this event about the identification and importance of Safety Leadership in the rotary sector.

Flyoperativt Forum
7th - 9th April 2014

Keven Baines will be speaking about the importance of establishing and maintaining a safety culture at this annual forum of Norwegian and Nordic air operators and regulators.

Ops Conference 2014
31st March - 2nd April 2014
Kuala Lumpar

Baines Simmons Consultant, Chris Drew, will be attending this prestigious event for the airline industry.

CHC 2014 Safety & Quality Summit
31st March - 2nd April 2014

The Baines Simmons team will be attending the 10th annual CHC Safety & Quality summit, which this year has as its theme ‘Turning Theory into Practice’. Keven Baines will be speaking about Safety Culture in a paper titled ‘What is Safety Leadership?’ and Dr. Sarah Flaherty will be holding a Just Culture workshop, helping senior executives understand the challenges of implementing a FAiR approach to Just Culture.

Aircraft Commander in the 21st Century 2014 Conference RAes
25th - 26th March 2014
Royal Aeronautical Society

Baines Simmons’ Senior Consultant Chaz Counter will be attending this event.

EASA Workshop – Air Operations Implementation
19th March 2014

As air operators gear up for the October 2014 deadline for the Air OPS Regulation (EU) No 965/2012, our Air Operations Consultants, Jez Last and Chaz Counter will be attending this workshop to discuss the challenges of oversight and SMS integration for both operators and regulators.

MRO Asia
29th - 31st October 2013

The Baines Simmons team will be atending this major MRO industry forum.

MRO Europe
24th - 26th September 2013
London Excel
Stand 245

Come and meet the team, exchange ideas, experiences and best practice at this major MRO industry forum.

12th - 13th September 2013
Hilton London Heathrow Hotel Terminal 5

Keven Baines will be speaking at this major aviation safety event which addresses the challenges for airlines in communicating the requirements of safety management systems (SMS) and managing limited resources to implement them effectively.

Airline E&M: Middle East Conference
10th - 12th July 2013
Amman Marriot Hotel, Jordan

'Outlining the latest in airworthiness regulations and safety standards’ Chris Drew will be speaking at this Middle East conference with an overview of the latest FAA and EASA directives, airworthiness issues, understanding MRO and airline liabilities and developing a current airworthiness plan incorporating latest SMS requirements.

Airline Engineering & Maintenance Safety
10th - 11th July 2013

‘Maintenance Safety is the poor relation to flight operations....’ Keven Baines will be speaking at this new conference which brings together industry experts and maintenance leaders to debate key issues surrounding aviation maintenance safety

EASA/FAA International Aviation Safety Conference
12th - 14th June 2013

Baines Simmons will be attending – further details to follow

RAeS Airworthiness, Innovation, Regulation Engineer conference
21st May 2013

Bob Simmons will give the keynote speech at this new conference which seeks to address how ongoing changes in aircraft and powerplant design, operation and legislation are affecting the way we maintain aircraft and assure continued airworthiness.

European Helicopter Operators Committee (EHOC)
17th - 20th May 2013

Baines Simmons once again has been invited to speak at EHOC’s annual conference and AGM.

RAeS Annual Banquet
15th May 2013
InterContinental, London

Baines Simmons will attend this year’s prestigious RAeS event with distinguished guests from around the world.

RAES Human Factors Engineering Conference : ‘The way we do things around here’
8th May 2013
Cranfield University

The conference discusses the importance of culture in the aviation maintenance and engineering environment . Keven Baines will be speaking about Human Factors in a paper titled ‘What is going on out there?’

AP&M Europe
8th - 9th May 2013
London Olympia
Stand B75

Come and meet the team at Europe's leading networking event for the Commercial Aviation MRO & Aftermarket

Shell Safety Symposium
11th - 12th October 2012
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Keven Baines, Managing Director, is speaking at the Shell Safety Symposium, Rotterdam on 11-12 October

EASA Safety Oversight Conference
10th - 11th October 2012
Cologne, Germany

Bob Simmons, Technical Director, is attending the EASA Safety Oversight Conference in Cologne, Germany

MRO Europe
9th - 11th October 2012
RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Booth 9608

Baines Simmons will be exhibiting at the 15th annual MRO Europe Conference and Exhibition. David Innes, Principal Consultant, is speaking at MRO Europe 2012 Conference, and Chris Drew, Business Development Manager will be at the MRO Exhibition on Stand 9608, on 9-11 October

Flightglobal Flight Safety Conference
17th - 18th September 2012
Hilton London Heathrow Hotel Terminal 5

Our lead consultant on Safety Management Systems, Ronnie Smith, will be presenting a HIRAC seminar at the Flightglobal Flight Safety Conference.

Continuing Airworthiness in the Military Domain
11th July 2012
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom

This unique workshop, hosted by Baines Simmons Limited, is designed to provide the delegate with an understanding of the UK Ministry of Defence Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS). It also previews and discusses the upcoming changes to the military requirements concerning continuing airworthiness in the military domain both in the UK and across Europe.

Third European Safety Management Symposium
15th - 16th May 2012
The Marriott Hotel, Heathrow, London UK

'Improving business performance through effective safety management' - The Third European Safety Management Symposium focuses on the synergies between business performance and safety management.


As organisations work towards attaining fully integrated Safety Management Systems (SMS), this two-day event showcases industry best practice and demonstrates the value of effective risk-based decision making processes across the business. It offers Chief Executives, Finance Directors, Accountable Managers and aviation safety professionals the opportunity to explore how to ensure a continued return on investment that validates SMS as being good for business.

Hosted by Baines Simmons, the Third European Safety Management Symposium maintains the quality and breadth of previous events by featuring presentations and panel sessions from a variety of civil and military aviation and competent authority professionals and as always, it offers a valuable opportunity to network with industry colleagues.

EHOC 2012 Annual Conference & AGM
11th - 14th May 2012
Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Baines Simmons managing director Keven Baines will be speaking at the EHOC 2012 Annual Conference & AGM.

Internationally known speakers will enlarge around the theme "Impact of Human Factors and Organisational Culture on Safety Performance" on 12th May. On Sunday 13 May, OEM sponsors AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Turbomca will entertain with their presentations.

ap&m europe 2012
1st - 3rd May 2012
Grand Hall Olympia, London, UK
Stand G42

Baines Simmons will be exhibiting at ap&m europe 2012 in May at Grand Hall Olympia.

Celebrating its 10th year with the MRO industry, ap&m expo europe remains, first and foremost, a Networking Event, bringing together everyone working in the Commercial Aviation After-Market for a series of formal and informal networking activities, built around an informative and thought provoking 2 day conference and exhibition, with more than 250 of the world's leading MRO suppliers exhibiting.

Please come along and see us at Stand G42.

EAMTC – European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee
27th - 28th March 2012
56th General Assembly Meeting
London Gatwick, UK

Baines Simmons Senior Consultant Neil Richardson will be speaking along side Virgin Atlantic Airways at the 56th General Assembly Meeting.

SMi Master Class – Continuing Airworthiness in the Military Domain
7th December 2011
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom

This unique Master Class, hosted by Baines Simmons Limited, will equip the delegate with a detailed overview of UK MOD Continuing Airworthiness Policy.


Bob Simmons, technical director and Kevin Hopwood, senior consultant will lead this Master Class and discuss:

  • The MAOS Scheme, its origins, aims and objectives including an update on the European Defence Agency tasks for European Military Airworthiness Requirements
  • Mil Part M and the transition to Military Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO’s)
  • Mil Part 145, the objectives of the requirements and roles and responsibilities of key personnel within the maintenance organisation.
IMechE Seminar – Prolonging Airworthiness, Sustaining Safety
2nd November 2011
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Bristol, BS34 7RG United Kingdom

Baines Simmons senior consultant Neil Richardson will be speaking at this Institute of Mechanical Engineers Seminar.


Ageing aircraft are a major concern for the aviation industry. With the number of aircraft in service growing, and their length of service increasing, systems maintenance becomes ever more important. Well-maintained systems can prolong the life of an aircraft.

Speakers at this seminar will discuss strategies to ensure your systems continue to be airworthy. Presentations will focus on the role of the latest technologies in maintaining systems airworthiness and how you can implement strategies for systems management.

MRO Europe 2011
27th - 29th September 2011
Stand 146 - IFEMA , Madrid, Spain

Baines Simmons are exhibiting at Stand 146 at the leading MRO Conference and Exhibition in Europe. Returning for a 14th consecutive year to provide a must-attend forum for critical knowledge delivery and information, this year the MRO Europe conference will focus on solutions for the most pressing issues in areas such as comprehensive safety management systems, maintenance of new aircraft types, harmonization across borders, electronic records, and IT systems.