Commander Mike Cripps MEng MBA CEng MIMechE RN

Mike Cripps is a Royal Navy Air Engineer Officer with broad experience of delivering of maritime aviation capability, currently working within the Military Aviation Authority. 

He has experience of operating aircraft from several Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships during front-line appointments. Beyond the front-line, Mike has worked within the MoD’s Defence Equipment & Support organisation, both in acquisition roles, and as an Engineering Authority where he held Type Airworthiness Authority for all Avionic and Weapon systems on the UK’s Merlin helicopters. He’s worked within the Royal Navy’s Strategic Headquarters getting to grips with the financial realities of aviation support and spent 3 years in Canada as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 12 Wing Air Maintenance Squadron. 

Mike graduated from Cranfield University’s Executive MBA in 2019 and has been a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Chartered engineer since 2010.