Wednesday, 17. November 2021 | 14:00 - 18:00

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Contracting Aviation Services: An Introduction to the Basics

!!!Note!!! Please register via e-mail to to show your interest in attending this training session. Tickets and their prices will be available in October in accordance with latest Covid regulation issued by the city of Cologne.

Organisations in many sectors may need to contract air services to support their business.  These may include energy companies, shipping companies, government agencies etc.  The staff of high net worth individuals may also want to charter aircraft for private and business travel.

This session will provide an overview on how this can be done successfully in a way that ensures the customer’s operational requirements are met in an economic and safe way.  We will explain the concept of duty of care, key features of the aviation regulatory system and some of the major risks that need to be managed using case studies.  We will discuss how organisations can identify both their operational requirements, develop an appropriate technical specification and tender for the work.  We also explain how customers can inadvertently increase risk and create pressures on flight crew that can become fatal and how to determine what assurance activity is needed.


Andy Evans started his career as an aerospace designer before joining the UK CAA in 1999 as a Surveyor. As well as leading UK CAA work on HUMS and being intimately involved in the continued airworthiness of the North Sea fleet, he was the JAA's only Rotors & Transmission Specialist and a JAA Project Certification Manager.  He then became Global Quality & Safety Standards Manager for ta large global civil helicopter operator, before being Head of Airworthiness for a major design organisation and Head of Assurance for a £1bn military flight training project.  He has worked as a consultant for 9 years, founding Aerossurance in 2014.  Aerossurance's team support over 20 blue chip corporations and public bodies procure and assure safe and efficient aviation services (primarily offshore operations and special mission projects). Andy is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and active on many industry working groups. 

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