Steve is an experienced structural engineering with over 23 years at a large DOA/DAOS Design Organisation – much of that time as a Group Lead, CVE and Approval Signatory. He has an extensive background in civil and military Initial and Continuing Airworthiness, Compliance Verification, Failure assessment, Structures Analysis and Certification, and Full Scale Ground/Flight Test development and support. This skill set covers a wide array of transport, air-to-air refuelling, cargo, business jet, special missions, and AEW fixed wing aircraft types.
Expertise and capability
Initial Airworthiness expertise, from design concept through to full certification. This covers design of repairs, small modifications, through to significant major Supplemental Type Certificates
Broad experience in Continuing Airworthiness across many civil and military platforms. This through many years direct Subject Matter Expert support to a number of RAF project teams, and post-design services for many mods and aerostructures
Career background and experience
Prior to joining Baines Simmons in 2019, Steve was Structural Integrity Group lead for many years for a large DOA/DAOS organisation. Steve’s achievements include
Chief Engineer for two multi-year, full-scale aircraft fatigue tests
Committee member of the MAA’s Military Aircraft Structural Airworthiness Advisory Group (MASAAG)
Functionally responsible for all Fatigue, Damage Tolerance and Structural Dynamics work carried out at his organisation
EASA and MAA CVE in Structures and ICA panels
Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Chartered Engineer, and holds a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering.