Craig Blackwell - Osprey Consulting

Craig Blackwell

Principal Consultant

Craig has an MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering with 20 years as a Military Engineer. He is an experienced Safety Engineer, bringing a wealth of knowledge in the delivery of complex projects and systems in both Air and Land including Air Traffic Management, Battlespace Management and C4ISTAR domains.

Previously, Craig has been an instructor on the electronic systems of the Challenger 2 MBT and was the engineering authority for radar systems deployed on operations. Prior to joining Osprey, he was the lead safety stakeholder, representing the BM Force on the £1.5 billion MARSHALL ATM Programme with responsibility for reviewing and analysing safety reports and evidence. He also provided technical advice on safety management processes and safety case development for in-service and newly procured cutting edge equipment.

Since joining Osprey, Craig has been the Independent Safety Auditor for Special Projects supporting a number of complex electronic systems from initiation into operational service, utilising recognised good practice and an in depth knowledge of current policy and legislation. Craig directly supports the Apache Delivery Team leading the development of the Apache AH-64E Type Airworthiness Safety Assessment utilising Goal Structured Notation, he is also supporting the development of maritime ATM safety cases, in support of the QEC, T23 and T45.

Craig has provided Independent Technical Evaluation in support of the Protector Unmanned Air System with particular focus on the review of safety artefacts for the ground communications systems. In support of Survitec he has led the development of safety artefacts for equipment being developed to support MOD, including life preservers for rotary and fast jet aircraft, emergency locating beacons and high altitude parachute apparatus. Previously he has provided engineering support to the Situational Command and Control DT providing technical support and advice in support of safety management committees.

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