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Our Managed Services Team

If you’re thinking of using a specialist outsourced service provider, there are a few things we think you need to ask yourselves first: Can we work with them on a long term basis? Will they take the time and effort to understand our organisation, our goals and the way we work? Will they bring stability and expertise that we otherwise don’t have? Will they save us money?

Through our long experience of providing a range of specialist aviation Managed Services activities, we know that a successful long-term business relationship has to be based on mutual trust and understanding, as well as round the clock support and team availability – including those based in Europe and the USA, at the drop of a hat. By taking advantage of our renowned professional, technical and commercial expertise, you can achieve your business goals whilst maximising operational efficiencies.

From conception to implementation, we can support you in a range of specialist activities including Audits, Aircraft Surveys and technical approvals associated with Certificate of Airworthiness issue. Our structured, professional approach, coupled with a global reach and proven methodologies and processes, mean you can rest assured that Baines Simmons will be a business partner you can always trust.

Programme Direction

Our managed services programmes are led by two highly experienced and respected aviation experts who work with the wider team to ensure your organisation’s strategic and operational objectives are more than satisfied.

Bob Simmons
Programme Director & Technical Expert

Bob Simmons

Bob Simmons
Programme Director & Technical Expert

Bob is a co-founder of Baines Simmons. He is a creative and technical aviation safety expert who brings his passion, experience and problem-solving strengths to bear across a wide spectrum of client aviation safety-related subjects. He provides insightful strategic and technical leadership support to client regulatory and airworthiness engagements. Bob’s ambition is to design and build world-class products and services that make real positive contributions and impact on aviation safety improvement.

Expertise and capability

  • Board Safety Trusted Advisor – Bob has worked with several major international airlines and their suppliers advising on both human and airworthiness safety standards.
  • Strategic Consulting for safety improvement, regulatory policy, quality management and technical projects – Bob has managed over 100 successful client projects through his team.
  • Outsourced Managed Services Expert to Authorities in the defence and civil sectors, seeking technical competence, service and cost improvements. Recent projects include building the 7th largest business aircraft registry in the world and the establishment of a competent authority for military compliance approval audits.

Career background and experience

Bob joined the Royal Air Force in 1978 before becoming a civil licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, qualified on a range of Boeing, Airbus and Douglas aircraft. He served as a UK CAA Senior Airworthiness Surveyor with responsibility for Continuing Airworthiness policy and implementation in the UK. He is an Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council, sits on the Airworthiness Technical Advisory Committee of the I Mech E and is a trustee of the International Federation of Airworthiness.

Programme Co-ordination & Administration

Having excellent co-ordination and administration support lies at the heart of our portfolio of Managed Service activities and ensures your programme runs like clockwork.

Craig Simmonds
Programme Manager and Senior Surveyor

Craig Simmonds

Craig Simmonds
Programme Manager and Senior Surveyor

Craig is a highly experienced consulting airworthiness surveyor with over 24 years experience. He is responsible for the management of the highly successful Isle of Man Aircraft Registry that has registered over 400 aircraft. Craig consults and advises clients and aircraft owners in areas of continuing airworthiness management. He offers clients a service focussed technical support service that aims to be supportive, flexible and responsive.

Expertise and capability

  • Offers clients and aircraft owner’s extensive experience of surveying aircraft, as an EASA Part 66 B1 and C Licensed Engineer and Airworthiness Review Signatory.
  • Provides a proven track record of managing the Continuing Airworthiness of an extensive range of General Aviation aircraft.
  • Manages and continues to develop outsourced tasks for the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry which has become the world’s 7th largest register of business jets in the world since start-up in May 2007.

Career background and experience

Prior to joining Baines Simmons, Craig worked in the civil aviation industry gaining extensive experience of maintaining and managing the continued airworthiness of fixed wing and rotary wing general aviation aircraft.

  • He successfully established and managed a Technical Services Department following amalgamation of a Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing maintenance organisation.
  • He established and managed an Airworthiness Department gaining Part M approval for an AOC operator and Part 145 maintenance organisation, responsible for more than 50 general aviation aircraft.
Elaine Matthews
Airworthiness Co-ordination Administrator

Elaine Matthews

Elaine Matthews
Airworthiness Co-ordination Administrator

Elaine is an Airworthiness Co-ordination Administrator supporting our managed service contract operations on behalf of the Isle of Man government.

She is responsible for the efficient processing of applications for the issue/renewal/export of Certificate of Airworthiness surveys, this involves liaising with Isle of Man government representatives, applicants and technicians together with our large pool of authorised surveyors to organise surveys on a worldwide basis.

Career background and experience

Prior to joining Baines Simmons Elaine came from a background of solid administrative experience gained from working in the legal profession, SMEs and public service organisations.

Sophie Calvert
Airworthiness Co-ordination Administrator

Sophie Calvert

Sophie Calvert
Airworthiness Co-ordination Administrator

Sophie is an Airworthiness Co-ordination Administrator supporting our managed service contract operations on behalf of the Isle of Man government.

She is responsible for the efficient processing of applications for the issue/renewal/export of Certificate of Airworthiness surveys, this involves liaising with Isle of Man government representatives, applicants and technicians together with our large pool of authorised surveyors to organise surveys on a worldwide basis.

 

Career background and experience

Prior to joining Baines Simmons, Sophie spent six years working in areas of aviation including passenger service and airworthiness. She has always worked in a customer-focused industry and has a passion for all things aviation!

Jemma Goddard
Technical Administrator

Jemma Goddard

Jemma Goddard
Technical Administrator

Jemma is a Technical Administrator supporting our managed service contract operations on behalf of the Isle of Man government.

Expertise and capability

She is responsible for the efficient processing of applications for the issue/renewal/export of Certificate of Airworthiness surveys, this involves liaising with Isle of Man government representatives, applicants and technicians together with our large pool of authorised surveyors to organise surveys on a worldwide basis. Jemma also assists the programme manager with other technical aspects of the account.

Career background and experience

Prior to joining Baines Simmons, Jemma worked in the civil aviation industry gaining extensive experience of maintaining and managing the continued airworthiness of fixed wing, general aviation aircraft including business jets. She successfully managed a Technical Services Department for a large maintenance organisation.

Aircraft Surveyors

Qualified, experienced and part of the team, many of our surveyors live and work internationally to ensure maximum support, speed of response and flexibility. The team can be expanded or contracted depending on your requirements.

Bob Simmons
Senior Surveyor – Assurance & Training

Bob Simmons

Bob Simmons
Senior Surveyor – Assurance & Training

Bob is a co-founder of Baines Simmons. He is a creative and technical aviation safety expert who brings his passion, experience and problem-solving strengths to bear across a wide spectrum of client aviation safety-related subjects. He provides insightful strategic and technical leadership support to client regulatory and airworthiness engagements. Bob’s ambition is to design and build world-class products and services that make real positive contributions and impact on aviation safety improvement.

Expertise and capability

  • Board Safety Trusted Advisor – Bob has worked with several major international airlines and their suppliers advising on both human and airworthiness safety standards.
  • Strategic Consulting for safety improvement, regulatory policy, quality management and technical projects – Bob has managed over 100 successful client projects through his team.
  • Outsourced Managed Services Expert to Authorities in the defence and civil sectors, seeking technical competence, service and cost improvements. Recent projects include building the 7th largest business aircraft registry in the world and the establishment of a competent authority for military compliance approval audits.

Career background and experience

Bob joined the Royal Air Force in 1978 before becoming a civil licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, qualified on a range of Boeing, Airbus and Douglas aircraft. He served as a UK CAA Senior Airworthiness Surveyor with responsibility for Continuing Airworthiness policy and implementation in the UK. He is an Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council, sits on the Airworthiness Technical Advisory Committee of the I Mech E and is a trustee of the International Federation of Airworthiness.

Craig Simmonds
Programme Manager and Senior Surveyor

Craig Simmonds

Craig Simmonds
Programme Manager and Senior Surveyor

Craig is a highly experienced consulting airworthiness surveyor with over 24 years experience. He is responsible for the management of the highly successful Isle of Man Aircraft Registry that has registered over 400 aircraft. Craig consults and advises clients and aircraft owners in areas of continuing airworthiness management. He offers clients a service focussed technical support service that aims to be supportive, flexible and responsive.

Expertise and capability

  • Offers clients and aircraft owner’s extensive experience of surveying aircraft, as an EASA Part 66 B1 and C Licensed Engineer and Airworthiness Review Signatory.
  • Provides a proven track record of managing the Continuing Airworthiness of an extensive range of General Aviation aircraft.
  • Manages and continues to develop outsourced tasks for the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry which has become the world’s 7th largest register of business jets in the world since start-up in May 2007.

Career background and experience

Prior to joining Baines Simmons, Craig worked in the civil aviation industry gaining extensive experience of maintaining and managing the continued airworthiness of fixed wing and rotary wing general aviation aircraft.

  • He successfully established and managed a Technical Services Department following amalgamation of a Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing maintenance organisation.
  • He established and managed an Airworthiness Department gaining Part M approval for an AOC operator and Part 145 maintenance organisation, responsible for more than 50 general aviation aircraft.
Jim Done
Senior Surveyor – Assurance & Training

Jim Done

Jim Done
Senior Surveyor – Assurance & Training

Jim offers his clients immense expertise, experience and knowledge following his career as ex-Chief Surveyor at the UK CAA and Head of the Aircraft Maintenance Standards Department. He brings 21 years regulatory experience working for the UK CAA Safety Regulation Group, coupled with 12 years working for an operator of large public transport aircraft. Jim has extensive experience to assist countries around the world to develop their regulatory and oversight capabilities and develop and implement aviation approved maintenance organisations regulations.

Expertise and capability

  • Consults as an airworthiness surveyor. Jim is authorised for the issue and renewals of Certificates of Airworthiness, including export Certificates of Airworthiness for aircraft registered with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry
  • Advises organisations seeking approval to maintain and/or operate aircraft
  • Advises National Aviation Authorities on regulatory and oversight efficiency, capability and effectiveness, conducting investigations and reporting to clients against specified requests and needs

Career background and experience

In 1998 Jim became Deputy Chief Surveyor and Head of the Maintenance Policy & Requirements Section at the UK CAA and in 2001was promoted to Chief Surveyor at the UK CAA and Head of the Aircraft Maintenance Standards Department within the Safety Regulation Group.

He had close involvement with the development and conversion of JAA maintenance requirements into European Air Safety Agency requirements and led the development and delivery of a suite of initiatives designed to bring the UK into compliance with ICAO Annex 6 in respect of human factors in maintenance.

Jim has been industry recognised and awarded for his contribution to the advancement of human factors in aviation maintenance, and his work in the field of safety management.

David Sturgess
Senior Surveyor – Assurance & Training

David Sturgess

David Sturgess
Senior Surveyor – Assurance & Training

David is a consummate professional with over 40 years extensive aeronautical experience spread across a wide mix of organisational cultures, operational environments, financial situations and aircraft types. He has held senior engineering and quality practitioner positions in commercial airlines around the world including a number of prestigious start-ups where he was directly responsible for creating the obligatory technical, quality and safety systems.

Expertise and capability

  • Consults to create new departmental structures, processes and systems from scratch – projects include - easyJet Quality System and Emirates Technical Services.
  • Consults and advises in aircraft inspections, lease returns, new aircraft acceptance and purchases - delivered over two hundred new aircraft for airlines & leasing companies and has performed many C of A inspections for the Isle of Man Government
  • Consults as a Certified Lead Auditor - skilled in auditing manufacturers, maintenance organisations and airlines. - projects include easyJet audit programme performing audits to the satisfaction of the UK CAA

Career background and experience

David has held senior positions within brand new start ups such as Group Quality Manager - easyJet, Technical Director - Regal Bahamas Airways and Head of Technical Services – Emirates. He has also held positions with Gulf Air, Guinness Peat Aviation and BOAC/BA. He has spent many years in the Middle East, Africa and The Bahamas. He holds an EASA Part 66 B1 and C Licence covering piston, prop jet and pure jet aircraft and has an MSc in Air Safety Management (with Distinction).


Ian Armstrong
Surveyor

Ian Armstrong

Ian Armstrong
Surveyor

With an enormous experience in regulatory development, management, compliance and training, Ian is a highly valued member of our team.

Ian’s career spans many years in aviation regulations and policy making and has included roles as Continuing Airworthiness Policy Manager for the UK CAA’s Airworthiness Division and Senior Airworthiness Surveyor at various Regional CAA Offices with responsibility for regulatory compliance oversight of approved maintenance organisations. He offers clients invaluable regulatory expertise and insight relating to the implementation of EASA and National regulations.

Expertise and capability

  • Engages with regulators, industry and government on airworthiness and safety policy
  • Provides expert advice to international and national groups on policy preparation
  • Develops appropriate implementation standards for new and revised EASA/ICAO regulations
  • Is a current MRB and ISC member and a registered EASA expert
  • Liaises with MoD/MAA and CAA on MRCOA contracts and compliance with civil standards
  • Maintenance Programme construction & compliance (Part M & Part 145)
  • Provides training for regulators and industry on regulatory subjects

Career background and experience

Ian has a wide range of experience from a long career working in civil aviation regulations. He has served as an EASA Regulatory compliance auditor responsible for approved maintenance organisations in the Middle East, Far East and Africa. He was also an EASA MRB advisor and has been an ISC member for the A380 since 2003. He held responsibility for the introduction of the revision to BCAR requirements to align with EASA Part 145 and Part M. Ian is an EASA Part 66 (B1 & C) and BCAR Licence holder (A, B & C) as well as a Member of the RASoc.

Richard Close
Surveyor

Richard Close

Richard Close
Surveyor

Richard is a highly skilled consultant with a unique career in civil and military aviation spanning more than 40 years. He offers clients extensive knowledge and experience in aviation regulations as well as maintenance. He is a highly experienced and authorised airworthiness surveyor for the issue and renewals of Certificates of Airworthiness, including export Certificates of Airworthiness for aircraft registered with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.

Expertise and capability

  • Surveys aircraft and records using his significant regulatory knowledge. He possesses a working knowledge of the continuous airworthiness requirements of EASA Part M and Part 145, as well as CAA, EASA and FAA airworthiness frameworks.
  • Technically consults as a highly experienced specialist on extremely varied aircraft types, spanning general aviation, medium transport passenger aircraft, corporate, military fast jets and aircraft painting and interior refurbishments.
  • Advises and engages with aircraft maintenance providers and operators across the UK, Europe and Middle East and is both comfortable working/liaising with engineers on the hangar floor and senior management in the board room.

Career background and experience

Richard is a qualified EASA Part 66 Licence holder with many ratings from general aviation through to corporate aircraft. As well as hands-on maintenance support, he has held a number of senior engineering roles, including ten years with the RAF. His extensive aviation experience incorporates a breadth of type ratings held on his Part 66 B1/C and UK CAA Section L licences. Qualifications include an EASA Part 66 B1 and C Licence, and he is an ARC signatory.

Henry Dabrowski
Surveyor

Henry Dabrowski

Henry Dabrowski
Surveyor

Henry has immense expertise, experience and knowledge following his long career with the CAA and offers clients expert advice and guidance based on 23 years of managing all aspects of aircraft certification and performing regulatory oversight of approved organisations. An accomplished manager and team leader, Henry has partnered many of the UK’s leading aviation organisations in their drive to achieve the highest possible safety and airworthiness standards of compliance as demanded by the UK regulations.

Expertise and capability

  • Consults as an airworthiness surveyor. Henry is authorised to recommend the initial issue, renewal and export Certificate of Airworthiness for aircraft registered with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry
  • Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO), Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS) and Design Approved Organisation Scheme (DAOS) audit skills and approval of Maintenance Programmes
  • Advises organisations seeking to introduce Safety Management Systems and improve their Airworthiness standards. Henry’s broad regulatory aviation experience means he is ideally placed to assist clients seeking to implement and improve safety and airworthiness solutions
  • Advises on approvals acquisition or amendment. Henry advises organisations seeking the necessary Approvals to maintain and/or operate aircraft
  • Advises Regulatory Authorities on matters relating to oversight competence and capability.

Career background and experience

With a BEA Heathrow engineering background, which included Airbus 380 production and acting as the EASA representative on the A320 MRB for seven years, Henry’s successful career in aviation culminated in his role as Manchester Regional Airworthiness Manager for the UK CAA.

Career highlights include working for more than a decade in Line Maintenance and Field Support with Saudi Arabian Airlines. Henry was also instrumental in negotiating with the FAA during the transfer of production and regulatory oversight of the HS/BAe 125 Hawker 800 aircraft types from the UK to the USA.

John Fisher
Surveyor

John Fisher

John Fisher
Surveyor

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.

Martin Gibbons
Surveyor

Martin Gibbons

Martin Gibbons
Surveyor

With over 35 years’ experience in aviation, covering all aspects of continuing airworthiness, quality assurance and maintenance in both large and small organisations, Martin is a highly experienced and competent professional with practical experience on a wide range of fixed and rotary winged aircraft in Commercial Air Transport, Corporate/Private fleets, Special Missions and Military categories. He has previously held security clearance at the highest levels when selected for duties within the Royal Households and Government Offices. His professionalism, experience and technical skills ensure he provides clients with the highest levels of confidence and assurance.

Expertise and capability

  • Consults as an airworthiness surveyor. Martin is authorised to recommend the initial issue, renewal and export Certificate of Airworthiness for aircraft registered with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry
  • Advises on the implementation and ongoing compliance with EASA Part 145, Part M, Part 21G and Part 21J regulations in approved MRO, CAMO, POA and DOA organisations
  • Advises on QA roles and accountabilities to improve work systems, productivity and regulatory compliance
  • Advises on QA continuation training and personnel recruitment of approved engineers for type-training
  • Audits ARC and non-EASA CofA renewals
  • Holds a current Part 66 CAT A, B1 & C Aircraft Maintenance Licence

Career background and experience

Martin’s early career with the RAF saw him working as an aircraft engineering supervisor on the Queen’s Flight and post-discharge as a Shift Chargehand with responsibilities for the maintenance of the 32 (The Royal) Squadron fleet. Subsequently, Martin held various Nominated Postholder / Form 4 and Accountable Manager roles for leading UK Charter Airlines and Maintenance organisations before joining Baines Simmons as a surveyor for the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.

Chris Hart
Surveyor

Chris Hart

Chris Hart
Surveyor

Chris is an aviation specialist and aircraft engineer with over 40 years experience in aircraft maintenance, safety, quality, airworthiness and aviation regulation. He offers clients extensive practical experience on large and medium size transport aircraft in base / line maintenance from operational environments in the UK and overseas. Chris has conducted assessments, audits and recommendations for initial approval and continued surveillance of regional and overseas maintenance organisations, manufacturers and operators for compliance with EASA Part 145, EASA Part M, EASA Part 21, JAR OPS 1/3 sub-part M, UK CAP360 and BCAR requirements.

Expertise and capability

  • Consults as an Airworthiness Surveyor, Chris is authorised to perform Certificate of Airworthiness issues, renewals and Export Certificate of Airworthiness technical surveys on behalf of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.
  • Consults in the process of technical acceptance of purchased/leased aircraft and lease returns for client airlines.
  • Advises clients on regulatory compliance, quality assurance and safety matters related to the operation of large transport and corporate aircraft. Deputises for post holders during staff shortages and organisational change.

Career background and experience

Chris held the position of Airworthiness Surveyor for 8 years at the UK CAA based at Heathrow. He is a holder of an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence in categories A, B1, C and has a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

Chris's career has included Maintenance management of various overseas line stations and extensive flying engineer duties. He has conducted investigations of numerous accident/incidents and subsequent compilation of reports and recommendations.

Ian Learmonth
Surveyor

Ian Learmonth

Ian Learmonth
Surveyor

Ian offers clients an extensive knowledge and training experience in aviation regulations. He has a strong working knowledge of the continuous airworthiness requirements of EASA Part M and Part 145, as well as CAA, EASA and FAA airworthiness frameworks. Ian brings years of training consultant facilitation skills and experience working with both engineers and flight crews.

Expertise and capability

  • A skilled training consultant with a unique career in aviation spanning over 27 years, Ian has worked on an extremely varied number of aircraft types which include general aviation, large transport aircraft, corporate and ex-military fast jets.
  • A technical consultant, Ian has a proven track record of successfully working for various aircraft maintenance providers and operators across the UK, Europe and USA and is both comfortable on the hangar floor and the board room.

Career background and experience

As well as hands-on maintenance support, Ian has held various senior engineering roles. He has held various training positions and delivered training to both engineers and flight crews.

Ian offers extensive aviation experience as reflected in the breadth of type ratings held by Ian on his Part 66 B1/C, UK CAA Section L and FAA A&P licences. In qualifications terms he has an Honours degree (Beng) in Aircraft Engineering, Part 66 B1 and C Licensed engineer, and is an ARC signatory with 2 EASA Authorities.

Steve Myall
Surveyor

Steve Myall

Steve Myall
Surveyor

Steve has over 40 years experience across a wide spectrum of the aviation industry. He has been involved in Maintenance, Technical Services, Sales and Marketing, Customer Support, Continuing Airworthiness Management and Regulating. He is able to offers his clients both broad and deep insights from his significant experience working for two aircraft operators, a manufacturer and a regulator. He has held many management positions and has worked all around the world.

Expertise and capability

  • Consults and manages complex projects on continuing airworthiness with organisations including, maintenance programmes, human factors, safety enhancements and safety management systems.
  • Consults and trains using his excellent knowledge of ICAO, EASA and UK CAA regulations used in assisting start-up operations, the development of existing organisations or assisting NAA’s on application of requirements.
  • Consults and advises on compliance, performance audits, regulatory approvals and quality system effectiveness.

Career background and experience

Prior to joining Baines Simmons in 2011, Steve was Manager of the North East & Midlands regional Office of the CAA. His career achievements include:

  • Writing the Maintenance Management exposition and associated procedures for a UK operator to achieve JAR OPS accreditation.
  • Managing the continuing airworthiness of a fleet of Boeing 737’s for a UK Operator, before swapping for a fleet of Fokker 100’s with a major European airline.
  • Setting up a regional Support team for BAe 146/RJ.

Stephen has a MSc in Air Transport Engineering, Diploma in Management Studies, and is an Incorporated Engineer and Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Malcolm Trigwell
Surveyor

Malcolm Trigwell

Malcolm Trigwell
Surveyor

Mal is a professional engineer and an experienced Part M and 145 Auditor with worldwide audit experience. He has amassed more than 30 years’ engineering experience in both the military and civilian sectors, working on commercial passenger and freight jets, light aircraft and vintage aircraft. Mal’s particular expertise is in the fields of line and base maintenance, engine overhaul and test. He has a positive  solution-oriented attitude together with a strong customer focus.

Expertise and capability

  • Experienced Part M and 145 Auditor with worldwide audit experience, additionally covering ISO9001 and 9120.
  • Experienced ARC review on aircraft up to 747-8 Sub Part G and I trained. Form 4 post holder.
  • Quality manager for Part 145 company. Form 4 post holder.
  • A current B1-1, B1-3, B2, and C EASA licence holder together with FAA A&P, with a wide band of type ratings.
  • Authorised Airworthiness Surveyor for the Isle of Man and for the MAA.
  • Project management, covering passenger to freight conversions, interior reconfigurations and aircraft introduction.
  • Extensive experience with lease acceptance and return.

Career background and experience

Mal began his career in 1978 in the RAF, ending 13 years later with the Queen’s Flight in 1991. He has 19 years’ civil experience covering line and base maintenance as well as engine overhaul on a wide variety of aircraft types including fixed wing and helicopters. Building on his management roles within Titan Airways and extensive engineering expertise, Mal has worked as a Consultant since 2008, covering Airworthiness and Part M/145 auditing.

  • A current B1-1, B1-3, B2 and C licence holder together with FAA A&P
  • Qualified Auditor Part 145, Part M, Sub part G with worldwide experience
  • Qualified ISO/AS 9100 auditor
  • Extensive experience with lease acceptance and handback
Ralf Zink
Surveyor

Ralf Zink

Ralf Zink
Surveyor

Ralf is a highly experienced consulting airworthiness surveyor. He is a specialist in Certificate of Airworthiness initial issues/renewals, airworthiness reviews and physical aircraft surveys on any type of aircraft. He is an authorised airworthiness surveyor for the issue and renewals of Certificates of Airworthiness, including export Certificates of Airworthiness for aircraft registered with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry. Ralf brings enormous international experience to clients of Baines Simmons.

 

Expertise and capability

  • A specialist assessor, Ralf has 5 years experience working for the German Aviation Authority (LBA) acting as assessor for EASA licence candidates.
  • Consults using his experience includes vast regulatory knowledge in various national authority requirements that enables him to operate and provide pragmatic solutions
  • Advises regulatory authorities using his international experiences, connection and understanding into to all major aviation authorities, including EASA, FAA, FOCA, Bermuda, Cayman, Aruba, Isle of Man, Libyan CAA, Nigerian CAA.

Career background and experience

Ralf has worked within the civil aviation industry for 24 years, with over 10 years in a Quality organisation. He started his career at the German aircraft manufacturer Dornier. He gained enormous experience in new airworthiness certification development and flight tests as well as line and base maintenance setups. Ralf is an EASA Part 66 B1, C, CNP Licence holder covering various types of airliner & business jets, turboprop and jet A/C. He has held a wide variety of airworthiness review staff authorisations.