Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme
Phil retired in December 2019 after 49 years in aircraft engineering. He started as an apprentice in manufacturing (Concorde, Brooklands). Worked at Heathrow twice, for a total of 27 years, firstly on corporate jets (Hawker Siddeley HS125) next, RB-211 engine overhaul, and with two international airlines, holding Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) for the B737 Classic under a UK CAA Section L converting to a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Licence.
During the second stint at Heathrow, He held CRS on the B777 and B747-Classic, under a foreign licence. For a season, Phil was on the Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) committee, for de-icing best practice. Phil worked at Farnborough, (HS-125 again), Then contracting in Kuala Lumpur, Subang, B737 Majors. Next contracting in Frankfurt, on Boeing and Airbus narrow and wide body casualty. He had three periods with a Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO) at Lasham Hants, contracting then later Inspecting B737 Majors, which included short secondment to Southend and lastly as Quality Engineer, with a short secondment to RAF St Athan.
Finally, Phil changed to another MRO back at Farnborough, as a Quality Engineer again with Corporate jets; Hawker, Dassault & Bombardier, carrying out auditing at home and overseas, liaising with a great many Surveyors/National Aviation Authority (NAA) Inspectors of various nationalities, presenting Part 145 training, compiling and conducting examinations (both written and oral), authorisation issue and also Maintenance Error Decision Aid (MEDA) investigations, to mention but a handful of duties.
Phil joined CHIRP as the Engineering Programme Manager in October 2020. He will he responding to all engineering and ground handling & security reports.