Our Case Studies - Baines Simmons
+44 (0)1276 855 412
Case Studies

Our Case Studies

World-class clients demand world-class results

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.

TAG Farnborough Engineering
TAP Safety Management System
chc logo
Regulator Competence Development Training to EASA professionals
easyJet airline
GCAA logo
royal navy
premiair logo
Shell logo
BAE Systems
Singapore Airlines
Rolls Royce
Royal Air Force

See our Latest Case Study: A diagnostic on the implementation of DAOS

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.

To find out more about how the services and expertise we provide make an impact on real-world challenges, please browse our library of case studies.

Safety Management

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.

Strategic Consulting

Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) Proposal for Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus invited Clockwork Research to submit a proposal to undertake a Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) in winter 2018. While LOSA is seen as good practice, there is no regulatory requirement for Air Operators to complete a LOSA.

Strategic Consulting

Copenhagen Airport Safety Management System Worshops

Having conducted on on-site one to one’s and delivered face to face workshops with the management team of Copenhagen Airport in 2019, we were asked to return to deliver workshops.

Safety Management Diagnostic (SMD)

ISMS Maturity Assessment: Second Diagnostic Schiphol Airport Safety Study

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).

Strategic Consulting

Redesigning KLM, rethinking safety

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.

Strategic Consulting

Strategic Diagnostic to evaluate Airworthiness Directive Management & Implementation in European Airline

Review of a major European airline AD management and implementation processes to gain an international, independent assessment of its performance.

SMS Development

Development and delivery of an Integrated SMS (ISMS) in partnership with an Offshore Oil & Gas Helicopter Operator

Safety Management Diagnostic (SMD), ISMS development & implementation and Training Needs Analysis (TNA).

Safety Management

Broad Safety Management project for West African (Nigerian) Helicopter Operator

Deliver a wide range of services that to support Caverton Helicopters SMS and internal Aim 4 Zero safety initiative.

Strategic Consulting

Independent review of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ corporate and divisional safety management system (SMS)

Safety Management Diagnostic (SMD) and analysis of the current SMS maturity levels to establish a base point for future development.

Strategic Consulting

Developing an integrated corporate and divisional safety management system (SMS) across the airline

Integrate safety and risk management across KLM’s eight operational divisions.

Strategic Consulting

Development of safety management competence across the leadership team in support of SMS airline integration

Provision of facilitated workshops to the Accountable Manager, Post Holders, the Safety Quality Board (SQB) and Safety Quality Platform (SQP) management teams.

Safety Management Systems

SMS Review at RAF Brize Norton - 5,600 personnel

Safety Management Diagnostic (SMD) to identify base line for the future Aviation Error Management System (AEMS).

Safety Management Systems

SMS best practice review and benchmark for major Maintenance Repair Organisation

Review on how effective TAP would be in meeting current and emerging international SMS requirements.

Safety Management Systems

SMS delivery and implementation Part 145 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. USA

Implemenation of an integrated SMS across a MRO to reduce risk and meet international SMS requirements.

Safety Leadership

Pan-Defence Aviation Error Management System (DAEMS) across 18,000 personnel

Strategic advisory partner to the MAA in 2010 for the design of DAEMS.

Interim Management Support

Interim Management support for Airworthiness, Quality, Regulatory and SMS

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.

Quality Management

Implementation of DAOS

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.

Strategic Consulting

Quality Management Diagnostic for major MRO

Review of a major MRO’s Quality Management System (QMS) to deliver a clear analysis of its current effectiveness and its effect on Safety.

Regulatory Consulting – EMARs

Adoption of EMAR 21 by the Australian Government Deptartment of Defence

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.

Airworthiness Management

Full Continuing Airworthiness Training Programme - Post Holders & Snr Managers

Management and leadership development training with practical regulations and safety management solutions for Royal Flight of Oman VVIP transport.

Airworthiness Management

Airworthiness Management expertise for EASA Certificates of Airworthiness

Provision of airworthiness management consulting support for the operational fleet of 16 helicopters.

Technical Evaluation

Aviation Requirements for Alaskan Offshore Oil Exploration & Production

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.

Strategic Consulting

EASA POA and Maintenance organisational approval

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.

Just Culture Development Programme

Just Culture Development Programme - Diagnostic, Training and Mentoring

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.

Technical Consulting

Human Factors & Error Management - Initial Awareness training for BAE Systems Saudi Arabia

Develop and deliver a bespoke Human Factors and Error Management initial training programme to 500 staff.

Cultural Change Programme

Implementation of a Defence Aviation Error Management System (DAEMS)

Development of a pan-Defence Aviation Error Management System across '4-worlds' - aircrew, engineers, air traffic management and other support personnel.

Safety Culture Review

Quality Management Diagnostic, Safety Review and Training Services

Safety Culture Review for helicopter operator OHI

Error Management

Safety & Airworthiness Review - Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm (FAA)

Feasibility assessment of the ability of the Fleet Air Arm to successfully manage error between Flight Operations, Air Traffic, Maintenance and Support Operations.

Error Management

Implementation of an Error Management System - RNAS Culdrose

Programme to lead the initail trial delivery of the ‘4 world’s’ DAEMS Field Development Phase.

Error Management

Implementation support for a major Maintenance Error Management Program

Provision of a bespoke error management program for BAE SYSTEMS MAI across 10 sites.

Error Management

Performance review of Error Management System for a major Singapore MRO

Error Management Diagnostic to gain recommendations, benchmarks and assessment of maintenance error management performance.

Error Management

Error Management Program for the Attack Helicopter Depth Support Unit

Design and build an Error Management Program for the Attack Helicopter Depth Servicing Unit (AHDSU).

Human Peformance Management

Human Performance Management development of new LOSA Programme

Development of an in-house Line Operations Safety Audit capability programme

Safety Culture

Safety Culture Development Programme in Human Factors for Apprentice Trainees

Design, piloting and delivery of new customised Human Factors training programme for apprentice trainees.

Safety Culture

Recurrent Human Factors Training Programme to 2,500 BAES personnel

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.

Error Management

Business Performance Review programme for private jet maintenance provider

An Error Management Diagnostic to support a business improvement programme.

Safety Management Competence

Safety Culture & Product Quality Review

Review of safety culture, operating risk and quality cultures across 4 operating business sites.

Aircraft / Equipment

Review of Continuing Airworthiness, Safety and Quality Management

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.

Airworthiness Standards Review

Review of the Airworthiness Standards for Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority

Review of The Airworthiness Standards of Nigerian registered aircraft, their Operators, and Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMO) and standard of NCAA oversight.

Competence Development

Regulator Competence Development Training to EASA professionals

Outsourced training packages for the EASA Regulator.

Competence Development

Competence and Skill Development Programmes to Regulatory Personnel

Staff development programmes for EASA Competent Authorities.

Competence Development

Competence Development Training for National Aviation Authorities

Design of specialist training to Air Safety Support International (ASSI) for regulators.

Safety Oversight Review

Organisational Safety Oversight Review - General Civil Aviation Authority Dubai

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.

Strategic Consulting

Provision of an Interim Quality Manager at TAG Farnborough Engineering

Support of the management team during a short but challenging stage in its development.

Audit Services

Independent MAOS Audits for the Military Aviation Authority (MAA)

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.

Aircraft Surveys

Design, Build and Provision of Outsourced Aircraft Registry Management Service

Building and supporting a corporate aircraft register service to execute policy regulations and recommend certificates of airworthiness and certificates of registration.

Social links