John has worked in aviation for 30 years, split equally between a career with the RAF and in commercial aviation. During this time he has held senior management roles specialising in Continuing Airworthiness and Safety Management Systems and worked for the CAA as a Senior Airworthiness Surveyor where he deepened his knowledge of Part 145 and Part M organisations including associated AOCs and Part 21 manufacturing organisations.
Expertise and capability
Quality Manager and EASA Form 4 Post holder for 2 UK-based operators
Worldwide in-depth auditing experience of Part M, Part 145 and Part 21 organisations
Held positions as Nominated Post holder Maintenance with associated EASA Form 4 for 2 UK-based AOCs
Experienced in airline Line Maintenance as both a line engineer and as a Line Maintenance Manager
Former CAA Stansted Regional Office focal point for Safety Management Systems
Qualified Senior SAFA (Safety Assessment Foreign Aircraft) inspector for the CAA
Qualified Auditor of Part 145, Part M, Part 21 and BCAR’s with worldwide experience
A current A, B2 and C EASA Maintenance Licence holder covering both large and group 3 aircraft
Career background and experience
Following a successful career with the RAF, John has since gained extensive civilian and regulatory aviation experience in Line Maintenance, Continuing Airworthiness Management, Quality Systems and Safety Management. John is an authorised airworthiness surveyor for the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry which is managed by Baines Simmons on behalf of the Isle of Man Government and consults on a broad range of Safety Management programmes.