Leonardo appoints Baines Simmons to enhance safety performance

Leonardo appoints Baines Simmons to enhance safety performance 6 Oct, 17, Source: Baines Simmons

Air Partner’s aviation safety consultancy company Baines Simmons has been awarded a two-year contract by Leonardo Helicopters to support the development and enhancement of its safety management performance across its UK sites.

Baines Simmons will provide Leonardo Helicopters with specialist consultancy and training support, drawing on over 16 years of industry-leading experience.

The programme will comprise the implementation and reinvigoration of leading safety management practices across Leonardo Helicopters’ five sites in the UK. This will enable the company to meet the emerging requirements of both civil and military regulations, while also supporting the leadership drive to maintain the highest levels of safety.

John Ponsonby, Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters UK, commented: “We work at the leading edge of rotorcraft design, manufacture and maintenance, and safety is at the heart of everything that we do. It is important that we are committed to ensuring our people and our organisation deliver in the safest possible way. Our ‘Safety Protects’ programme is a big investment, bringing together all facets of safety and supporting our drive to constantly improve so that we can ensure the safety of all our team, UK-supported products, and customers. As a world leader in aviation safety, Baines Simmons is the perfect partner to support us in our drive, providing trusted support where and when we need it.”

Commenting on the contract win, Justin Scarborough, Managing Director of Baines Simmons, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Leonardo Helicopters (UK), one of the world’s leading rotorcraft manufacturers.  We have already developed a close relationship built on mutual respect and commitment, and we look forward to using our experience and expertise to assist the management team as they drive effective safety performance throughout the organisation.”

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