Roy Burden

Roy offers his clients a broad range of experience in airworthiness and airline operations, to assist organisations in their pursuit of excellence. Having spent 27 years working for the UK CAA, Roy has developed an in-depth knowledge of safety performance and threat analysis with a ‘total system’ approach to safety.

Expertise and capability

Developing strategies for improving organisation safety performance
Conducting in-depth safety assurance reviews to identify risk
Interpretation of and implementation of aviation regulations
Analysis of accident and incident reports to determine safety governance and human factors issues
Career background and experience

Roy gained an MSc in Air Transport Management from City University London. He holds an EASA Part 66 licence covering transport aircraft, helicopters and general aviation types. He is a registered engineer (IEng) with the Engineering Council and is a Fellow of the RAeS.

Prior to joining Baines Simmons in 2017, Roy has been working as a consultant providing developmental support to an overseas aviation regulator. This followed an extensive career in the UK CAA, starting as an airworthiness surveyor and then as a manager, including Head of Flight Crew and Engineer Training, Head of Quality and Standardisation and latterly, Head of Strategy for Organisations. Before joining the CAA Roy worked as a licensed engineer in the airlines both in the UK and overseas.

Conducted an internal review of safety performance for the UK CAA
Participated in the Air Display review following a fatal crash
Development of new strategies for regulated organisations