Baines Simmons Awarded Contract with the UK Civil Aviation Authority

Baines Simmons, part of the global aviation services group, Air Partner, a Wheels Up company, has been awarded a contract with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) to develop and deliver a comprehensive eLearning program for the entire UK flying display community. The fully supported closed course, titled ‘Human Factors in Air Displays’ is to be delivered to 350+ individuals across the UK and is mandatory for all personnel involved in flying displays.

Baines Simmons’ bespoke eLearning program delivery will include expert-led webinars, videos and eLearning that focuses on key Performance Influencing Factors (PIFs). Baines Simmons adapted a bespoke virtual Learning Management System to meet the specific needs of the CAA. With user experience being a priority, the platform has been optimized for use on tablet and mobile, allowing individuals to access and complete the course at their own pace, in any place.

The eLearning package incorporates use of Baines Simmons’ Flowchart Analysis of Investigation Results Just Culture tool (FAiR3) within the flying display environment. The use of FAiR3 helps users and organizations to establish and maintain effective processes and practices to drive safety culture across the flying display community. FAiR is an innovative management tool that enables users to review investigation details to determine the nature and causes behind events so that appropriate and effective actions are taken to prevent reoccurrence. Aviation regulations recognize the importance of Human Factors within safety management systems to contribute towards safe operations. FAiR3 provides powerful functionality to Baines Simmons’ bespoke eLearning package.

Ian Holder, Managing Director, Baines Simmons, said:

“Baines Simmons is incredibly pleased to be awarded a contract with the UK CAA. To provide a training solution for the UK regulator is a fantastic endorsement and a testament to the hard work and expertise of our team.

The Human Factors in Air Displays package demonstrates that Baines Simmons’ expertise and reputation for safety is guaranteed across both in-person and eLearning format. The mandatory course will prove an invaluable tool for the display flying community, improving safety, and ensuring the public is able to enjoy such demonstrations for the years to come.”