Baines Simmons, part of the Consulting & Training division of global aviation services group Air Partner, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Creber as Senior Consultant. Jim reports directly to Mike Wallace, Head of Training & Consulting Operations, and is based at Baines Simmons’ headquarters at Fairoaks airport.

Jim has over 25 years of systems engineering experience gained across a wide range of industries, including 18 years as an engineer in the Royal Air Force. For the past 10 years, he has applied his significant expertise to the Aviation Safety domain, developing and delivering a number of strategic safety initiatives. Notably, he was responsible for establishing the first Human Factors and Error Management System in the UK military.

Jim has also delivered cultural change initiatives, providing support and guidance to senior operators and engineers. As a Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Jim gained a deep knowledge of the Continuing Airworthiness Management Regulatory domain and, consequently, is able to provide clients with a fully rounded view of this Aviation Safety requirement.

Jim has a Doctorate in Systems Engineering and a Defence MBA. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Jim Crebar
Jim Crebar

Mike Wallace, Head of Training & Consulting Operations at Baines Simmons, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jim to Baines Simmons. His knowledge base complements the key areas of our service offering and his skillset will contribute to our Regulatory Compliance, Airworthiness Management, and Human Factors and Error Management portfolios”.