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We have an unrivaled and proven track record of delivering safety performance improvement and regulatory compliance programmes for the world’s major aviation organisations and authorities in both civil and defence sectors.
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We work as trusted advisors, change agents, strategic consultants, technical experts and training consultants, supporting air operators, continuing airworthiness management organisations (CAMOs), maintenance organisations, design organisations, production organisations and civil and military aviation authorities.
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Our safety management case studies illustrate a range of strategic, management and technical level consulting and training projects. We offer an impressive level of expertise and experience in delivering integrated and effective SMS plans and implementation.
In 2019 Baines Simmons was engaged by the Program Director of the Integral Safety Organisation at Schiphol airport to conduct a study into the maturity of their Integral Safety Management System (ISMS).
Having partnered with KLM for many years, we were proud to work with them to develop their safety management system, most recently realised through the ISMS programme.
Review of a major European airline AD management and implementation processes to gain an international, independent assessment of its performance.
Safety Management Diagnostic (SMD), ISMS development & implementation and Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
Deliver a wide range of services that to support Caverton Helicopters SMS and internal Aim 4 Zero safety initiative.
Safety Management Diagnostic (SMD) and analysis of the current SMS maturity levels to establish a base point for future development.
Integrate safety and risk management across KLM’s eight operational divisions.
Provision of facilitated workshops to the Accountable Manager, Post Holders, the Safety Quality Board (SQB) and Safety Quality Platform (SQP) management teams.
Safety Management Diagnostic (SMD) to identify base line for the future Aviation Error Management System (AEMS).
Review on how effective TAP would be in meeting current and emerging international SMS requirements.
Implemenation of an integrated SMS across a MRO to reduce risk and meet international SMS requirements.
Strategic advisory partner to the MAA in 2010 for the design of DAEMS.
Project to provide regular on-going advisory support to the Senior VP within the Quality and Engineering Department for improvement initiatives.
Regulations & Technical Services
Our regulations and technical services case studies demonstrate the significant scope and scale of projects we support. Our consultants continually take on small, medium and large scale projects, providing solutions, training, advice and interim management support.
Baines Simmons was invited to provide an independent evaluation of whether DAOS had been applied efficiently and optimally for the scope of work conducted by the client.
Review of a major MRO’s Quality Management System (QMS) to deliver a clear analysis of its current effectiveness and its effect on Safety.
The Australian Defence Force used our expertise to help them prepare for the transition to EMARs which are being adopted into Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASRs) during 2016-2018.
Management and leadership development training with practical regulations and safety management solutions for Royal Flight of Oman VVIP transport.
Provision of airworthiness management consulting support for the operational fleet of 16 helicopters.
A feasibility study to determine the long term fixed wing and rotary wing support in the on and offshore areas of Shell operations in the Alaska region.
Provision of consulting support for gaining EASA POA and organisational approval for an Engine Manufacturer.
Safety Culture & Error Management
Our safety culture, error management, human factors and human performance management programmes are some of the largest in the world. Building the key enablers to develop appropriate safety cultures is our specialism based on our people-centric philosophy to safety management.
Baines Simmons Ltd were engaged by CalMac Ferries Ltd (Caledonian MacBrayne) to align and build on two of the four strategic intents of the organisation, Safety and Change.
Develop and deliver a bespoke Human Factors and Error Management initial training programme to 500 staff.
Development of a pan-Defence Aviation Error Management System across '4-worlds' - aircrew, engineers, air traffic management and other support personnel.
Safety Culture Review for helicopter operator OHI
Feasibility assessment of the ability of the Fleet Air Arm to successfully manage error between Flight Operations, Air Traffic, Maintenance and Support Operations.
Programme to lead the initail trial delivery of the ‘4 world’s’ DAEMS Field Development Phase.
Provision of a bespoke error management program for BAE SYSTEMS MAI across 10 sites.
Error Management Diagnostic to gain recommendations, benchmarks and assessment of maintenance error management performance.
Design and build an Error Management Program for the Attack Helicopter Depth Servicing Unit (AHDSU).
Development of an in-house Line Operations Safety Audit capability programme
Design, piloting and delivery of new customised Human Factors training programme for apprentice trainees.
Human Factors - recurrent training programme, across 4 locations for 2,500 personnel in BAE SYSTEMS MAI.
Business Performance Improvement
Our consultants adopt a business approach to safety and are frequently engaged to support business turnarounds, profit and service improvements, cultural change, process integration programmes and operational efficiency reviews.
An Error Management Diagnostic to support a business improvement programme.
Review of safety culture, operating risk and quality cultures across 4 operating business sites.
MRO audit of Continuing Airworthiness, Safety and Quality Management activities to gain an international, independent review.
Regulator Support and Development
We have worked with more than 40 Civil and Military Regulators to support rule making, compliance adoption and risk based regulatory management. We assist airworthiness standards reviews, organisational safety oversight reviews, national safety programmes and emergent regulatory training.
Review of The Airworthiness Standards of Nigerian registered aircraft, their Operators, and Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMO) and standard of NCAA oversight.
Outsourced training packages for the EASA Regulator.
Staff development programmes for EASA Competent Authorities.
Design of specialist training to Air Safety Support International (ASSI) for regulators.
An internal efficiency review of GCAA for the Director General of Civil Aviation at GCAA.
Outsourced Managed Services
We offer clients proven outsourced solutions to audits, surveys and regulatory activities. Our innovative, cost effective and professional service management approach continues to win client stakeholder acclaims. We provide expertise, process and accredited consultants on a global level.
Support of the management team during a short but challenging stage in its development.
Providing an independent organisation to provide an independent expert consultancy, training and regulatory compliance service to the MAA to implement and control the MRP Part 145 standard.
Building and supporting a corporate aircraft register service to execute policy regulations and recommend certificates of airworthiness and certificates of registration.