August 23, 2021

Summer’s Over – It’s back to school & time to prepare for the ‘New Aviation Normal’

It has been a very long and hot summer and an even longer one for the COVID pandemic.  Hopefully you managed some time out, and some time outside with family and friends to enjoy yourself. Summer 2021 (although not quite the promised aviation re-start) has demonstrated that the world is getting back towards that new aviation normal, with COVID-19 in […]
May 22, 2019

Twining Consultancy with Training – The value of focused workshops

Rustom D. Sutaria – Avia Intelligence, Dubai, UAE 2017 Recent political and economic uncertainty, has resulted in training and consultancy activities either falling to the bottom of the list of things that need to be sorted out, or being removed from the list altogether.  Most training and consultancy businesses (not least aviation) tend to separate these services to create individually […]
May 22, 2019

Meaningful Reliability Data – the Challenges associated with Low Utilization Operations

Rustom D. Sutaria – Avia Intelligence, Dubai, 2016 Having completed a number of reliability courses on behalf of Sofema, and advised on reliability programme development, the author is frequently asked about the challenge of low levels of reliability data, and whether there are enough data points in order to produce an adequate analysis. The biggest concern amongst reliability engineers is […]
May 24, 2018

Contracted & Sub-Contracted Relationships in the EASA Context

Rustom D. Sutaria – Avia Intelligence, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018 SCENARIO: The organisation that has been awarded the contract is responsible for complying with all requirements that are associated with the contracted activity. Example: The operator awards a contract to an Approved Maintenance Organisation including the responsibility of certification of aircraft and components.  There is a serious limitation to a contracted […]