Alastair BalderstonePrincipal Consultant
Alastair is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in demanding technical roles with significant airworthiness, safety, management and budgetary responsibilities. He joined us from the RAF where he has been providing technical advice and support across the entire airworthiness spectrum for over 35 years.
Prior to joining Osprey, Alastair was a Senior Technical Manager in the Military Aviation Authority (MAA). As Head of the Mechanical & Propulsion Systems Branch Certification Division he managed over a dozen MAA certification projects, ranging from widebody airliner derivatives to hand-launched remotely piloted air systems; as well as leading all certification, regulation and assurance activities for aircraft mechanical and propulsion systems. Of particular note, he led the work to deliver the MAA’s certification regulations to meet the requirement of the Haddon-Cave Report to introduce an independent military aircraft certification process for all new and upgraded UK military aircraft.
Within Osprey, Alastair is the lead consultant for our work to support clients on aircraft certification activities. In addition, he contributes to wider airworthiness and safety activities, delivering projects including: regulatory compliance and impact reviews; reliability and maintainability assessments and development of airworthiness strategies.