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Baines Simmons wins two NATO contracts

Posted 5 February 2018 · Add Comment

Baines Simmons, part of the Training & Consultancy division of global aviation services group Air Partner, has secured two separate contracts with NATO operating units, the Heavy Airlift Wing at Papa, Hungary and the AWACS unit (Airborne Warning And Control System) in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

Both of these contracts have a duration of around three months.

Baines Simmons has been appointed to help the units to understand the benefits and the challenges associated with EMAR (European Military Airworthiness Requirements) 21, 145 and M implementation. A large number of NATO nations, including the USA, provide personnel to the units, so these contract wins will enable Baines Simmons’ to demonstrate the benefits of EMAR implementation to a wider international audience and further develop a common understanding of the requirements.

The EMARs are issued by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and outline how airworthiness of military aircraft is initially certified, managed and maintained, through life.



Above: 
AWACS.
Courtesy Baines Simmons


Based on the proven European civil regulations, the EMARs provide the potential to enable the armed forces to get more out of their aviation assets, whilst at the same time achieving significant savings.

Baines Simmons’ unique performance-focused and practical implementation approach is intended to help Military Aviation Authorities (MAAs) and wider Ministries of Defence, to understand the intent of the requirements and set the foundations for performance, realising the benefits enjoyed by commercial aircraft operators.

Bob Simmons, Director at Baines Simmons, said: “The EMARs present a great opportunity for nations to work together to a high, common standard and to help cash-strapped armed forces to get the most out of their assets. Baines Simmons is excited to have won the opportunity to help two NATO operational units to recognise the costs and tangible benefits of EMAR implementation, over mere compliance on paper.”

 

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