John SmithPrincipal Consultant
John is an accomplished Chartered Engineer with extensive Air Safety and engineering experience, who joined Osprey following 31 years’ service in the RAF. A former Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regulator, John has built upon his reputation as a specialist in the field of Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems and provides regulatory, safety and assurance expertise for a range complex engineering systems to Osprey’s civil and military clients. His in-depth understanding of regulatory publications, legislation and standards along with their application within the defined operational context has enabled our patrons to achieve the required certification and assurance against the mandated requirements.
Capable of assimilating complex problems, whilst understanding the contextual organisational intricacies and dynamic operational demands; John has delivered pragmatic solutions and recommendations to enable Osprey’s clients to harmonise and optimise their assurance solutions and demonstrate the required compliance, without compromise to the intended capability. In addition to his continued support to the maritime domain, including Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, the wider surface fleet and Merlin Crowsnest, John has also assisted Project MARSHALL, Air Defence clients and undertaken Independent Safety Audits within the Military sphere. In the civil domain, John provides safety support to airspace change and airport ATM equipment projects including the introduction of Global Navigation Satellite Services (GNSS), Digital Tower and Radar in the Tower (RiTT) capabilities.