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.