About Us

Aerossurance is an aviation consultancy based in Aberdeen, Scotland and so has close connection with North Sea offshore helicopter operations.  However, the company has worldwide experience across both fixed & rotary wing operations, onshore & offshore, civil & military.

Some consultancies boast they are world leaders.  At Aerossurance our mission is to use our skills and expertise to help our customers be world leaders. Aerossurance’s highly qualified aviation advisors have extensive experience in aviation quality & safety, accident investigation & auditing, risk management, military & civil air operations, continuing airworthiness, aircraft evaluation & selection, aircraft design & certification, HUMS (Health & Usage Monitoring) / VHM (Vibration Health Monitoring), human factors, safety culture & safety leadership development, training design & delivery, research & development and aviation regulation. Aerossurance’s aviation advisors have experience working across Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia, Australia and North, Central & South America.

Typical recent Aerossurance advisory projects include:

  • Helping organisations reflect on their Operational Effectiveness, Safety Management Systems (SMS) and organisational culture
  • Implementing safety leadership and safety culture development activities
  • SMS development in air operators, CAMOs, maintenance organisations and design organisations
  • Managing and preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) / Invitations To Tenders (ITTs) for aviation services
  • Bid evaluations
  • Audit / review of fixed wing & helicopter operators, maintenance organisations and medevac providers
  • Readiness evaluation of special mission operators
  • Ethnographic studies of aviation organisations
  • Safety surveys
  • Development and implementation of Maintenance Observation Programmes (MOPs)
  • Accident investigation and analysis of fatal air accidents
  • Facilitating improvement and organisational change projects
  • Risk assessment to revise corporate aviation policies (e.g. for multi-national mining and oil and gas companies)
  • Risk assessment of novel design solutions and their operational use
  • Development of aviation hazard bowties for an IOGP member company and for a mining company
  • Preparation to gain aviation approvals (civil and military)
  • Preparation of Alternative Means of Compliance (AltMOC) applications
  • Developing operational standards and procedures
  • Assessing the safety benefit of developments in aircraft certification basis for an IOGP member company
  • Assessment of the suitability of specific aircraft types and safety critical features
  • Developing a process for assessing Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) maintenance credits
  • Assessing opportunities for reliability and resilience improvement in existing and future aircraft designs
  • Establishing and managing Military Registered Civil Owned Aircraft (MRCOA) arrangements (as per UK MAA RA1124 and UK CAA Leaflet B-40)
  • Identifying the effect on contracts of regulatory change
  • Advising on survivability matters (including the response to UK CAA CAP1145 and EASA NPA 2016-01)
  • Regulation development (civil and military)
  • Heliport, hangar and passenger terminal refurbishment projects for an IOGP member company
  • Unmanned Air System (UAS) / Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) regulation & implementation advice
  • Aviation market surveys and market intelligence analysis
  • Identifying competency requirements for air logistics personnel for an IOGP member company
  • Inspection of aircraft and maintenance standards during base maintenance for CAMOs
  • Preparing the technical aspects of aircraft lease agreements
  • Determining the contractual and procedural implications of changes in the UK MAA Regulatory Publications (MRPs)
  • Facilitating error management workshops
  • Developing & delivering HUMS / Vibration Health Monitoring (VHM) training, workshops & coaching
  • Developing & delivering aircraft certification training & coaching
  • Developing & delivering MRCOA training
  • Development of safety promotion material

Aerossurance has helped clients confidently place contracts for over 80 aircraft and their operation & maintenance, on contracts from a few weeks to 13 years long, worth over £1 billion.

Our aviation advisors are familiar with regulations & standards from:

  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • European Defence Agency (EDA)
  • UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA)
  • US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Transport Canada (TC)
  • International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)
  • Oil & Gas UK (O&GUK)
  • Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS)
  • International Council for Business Aviation (IBAC) International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO)
  • UK Defence Standardization (DStan)
  • and other organisations worldwide.

Aerossurance’s aviation advisors have been directly involved with EASA, UK CAA, Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) & MAA rule making.  We have also been involved in developing of standards by OGP, FSF & DStan.

Partnerships:

Aerossurance has established partnerships with other highly capable organisations to meet our customer’s needs globally, in a timely & cost effective way.

Memberships:

Aerossurance is a member of Oil & Gas UK, ‘the trade association that speaks for the whole UK offshore sector’, HeliOffshore, whose mission is to ‘improve offshore helicopter flight safety and advance technical competence globally’, the British Helicopter Association, who ‘promote the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operation of rotorcraft throughout the UK’, and ADS, ‘advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space Industries, globally’.  We also actively support the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) in enhancing helicopter safety.